We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It has been known, probably since humans were human, that many personality traits are hard-wired in the genes and that much of development consists of a gradual revealing of those traits in the same way that physical characteristics are gradually revealed. Thanks to the miracle of the human cerebral cortex, some learning and adaptation occurs but the hard-wired things remain present even if hidden by adaptive maneuvers (eg covering up shyness or hypersensitivity).