Overly sensitive? It could be in your genes


Overly sensitive? It could be in your genes

New study finds that being thin-skinned probably isn't thanks to the way you were brought up

Senior features writer

Are you thin-skinned? It could be in your genes.

A big, new, twin study has found a link between individual sensitivity to positive and negative emotions and genes.

Differences in “sensitivity” were compared in 2,800 sets of identical and non-identical 17-year-old twins in an attempt to discover how much nature or nurture influenced people’s sensitivity levels...

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