New Study Suggest That People With Lower OXT Are Difficult To Have A Healthy Relationship

By Dianne Franc, Parent Herald June 25, 07:13 pm

New study says that a certain gene in the body is responsible for a person's capability to handle a good relationship with other people. This research has been making rounds online on June 22 and those who wonder what gene is this now has an answer.

In an article published by, scientists revealed that the gene OXT is the one to blame why a person might be able to manage a healthy relationship. It is the gene behind the production of oxytocin, which is known as the hormone responsible for a person to feel love.

Scientists at the University of Georgia sampled over 120 people for their study taking records of the structure of their brain and how it functions. They also gave their subject some test questions linked to their genetic history and social skills. Results showed that if the OXT gene is low, chances are that a person might not be able to have a functioning healthy relationship with another individual.

It is because these people who have lower OXT are having a hard time dealing with their emotions and even on the expressions on their faces. Anxiety is also an issue for them, which even add up to their problem when it comes to managing their relationship with the people they love. The study also said that when a person has low OXT, they are more likely to also find it difficult in the area of face recognition and even social thinking.

Tech Times also reported this study stating that researchers used the saliva of their participants in order to conduct the said experiment and eventually formulate a conclusion. As for the solution to increase OXT, scientists are yet to find out and publish experiments regarding it.

Share this information with your loved ones to keep them aware of what could be going on with their relationships as well. We want to know your opinion regarding this subject too, so feel free to use the comments section below.

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