I asked this question because I have met some people who do not have (do not believe in any) religions but indeed they are good persons. On the contrary, there are these people who are in line and so truthful to their religion but they are so selfish. I am not here saying that religion build people to be selfish. Of course there are so many people who are well raised on their religions and turn to be very good people. I mean which one is more dominant, religion or society and culture. Thank you for the answers :)
For me, being in a line of work that forces me to be polite, smile and act like it's the best day of my life everyday has really made me a more positive person. I'm also more confident than when I was in high school, and I am less forgiving, which may sound like a bad thing but I was a total pushover haha
I agree with Ty entirely and I have to say the biggest environmental factors that have shaped me would be my mom, of course, thanks to her I am such a feminist ;) and my teachers. Everything else is kind of well, something I can pass along.
One could argue that your religion is part of your culture and to try to separate the two would be superfluous. And I'd say a large part of my personality was something I was born with, and then the environment shaped the rest.
Given the record of 'structured' religions I would hope that your family & life's experiences would be the determining factors in shaping your (personality) outlook on life...
Neither, i choose who i am by my own veiws...no one elses
I believe it is both of them.