The Washington Times - January 27, 2009, 08:56AM

Scientific findings show that people’s social behavior — whether they are wallflowers or social butterflies — is strongly influenced by their genes, National Geographic is reporting.

A study on more than 1,000 pairs of teenage twins found that identical twins were much more likely to have the same social status than fraternal twins, who do not share the same DNA.


This study is forming the basis of a new line of self-help books — “Improve Your Life By Improving Your Genes.”

Truth in advertising laws is forcing some books to be retitled.  For instance, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” will now be titled “How to Feel Like You’re Winning Friends and Influencing People.”

Well, if you’re a wallflower, this is just one more thing you can blame on your parents.  Why couldn’t they get the “popular” genes?