What is the Personality DNA test?
The ‘Karmagenes’ Personality DNA test is a ‘Behavioural Genetics’ DNA Test which makes use of the latest in DNA sequencing technology to provide you with a combined nature (genetics) and nurture (advanced psychometric tool) analysis of the elements shaping your personality and behaviour. Starting from £139, our test can help you learn how your genetics affect your behaviour in different situations from stress management to sociability. Discovering more about what makes you a unique human being starts with just a simple saliva sample!
How does it actually work?
The DNA modifications that the DNA test score for, Single Nucleotides Polymorphism (SNP), are extracted from scientifically peer-reviewed research papers available in the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health called PubMed.
This test is based on Karmagenes i5, a tailored psychological assessment tool built by professional psychologists covering the core values of the most used and accepted personality paradigm, the big 5 dimensions of personalities known simply as the “Big Five”.
The five-factor model covers five basic human personality traits (regardless of language or culture) derived from a statistical analysis of traits that co-occur in people’s descriptions of themselves or other people. The Big Five is currently the most used and accepted personality model to study personality in terms of how it changes over time and how it relates to other variables.
The Personality DNA test makes use of a proprietary algorithm to build your personalised profile based on the information obtained from the tailored Karmagenes i5 psychological assessment and the 14 different behavioural characteristics extracted from the DNA sample.
The test’s proprietary algorithm is constructed on a polygenic approach that links SNPs and Genes with the 14 different behavioural characteristics in a unique, novel and accurate manner.
What is Behavioural Genetics?
Behavioural Genetics or Behaviour Genetics is the study of genetic and environmental influences on human behaviour. By examining genetic influences, interesting and essential information can be discovered about how the environment affects our different behaviours. Almost all the behaviours studied by psychologists are influenced by our genetic make-up meaning that the question is not whether genes are important but how do they affect our behaviour? Thanks to thousands of studies using many different methodologies we now know that both genes and environment need to be studied if we hope to untangle the mysteries of any behaviour.
Read more about the science behind this DNA test and the evolution of Behavioural Genetics studies HERE.
The Test Results
Results can be available in as little as one to two weeks and are presented in a comprehensive, full-colour 21 page report.
Test Upgrade: Discover more!
For an additional £60 you can find out even more about yourself! If you decide to opt for this upgrade, you will be provided with an extended report including personal advice about your career, relationships and well-being based on your DNA scores and psychological profile. View a sample of the extended report HERE.
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