Came across a study that interested me. My best friend and I seem to actually afirm the study . It’s like geo fit puzzle. Some parts are complementary to other parts.
Your “sister from another mister” might actually share your genes. A new study has found that friends are more genetically similar to each other than to strangers.
In a process similar to how the Sorting Hat groups Hogwarts newbies into houses of like-minded wizards, researchers have found that humans tend to form social relationships with people who resemble them.
It’s part of a new field called sociogenomics that studies “social genomes” to understand human health and behavior.
This evolutionary sorting hat presents a bit of a chicken-or-the-egg situation: do we like our friends because they are like us, or are they like us because we like them?
Ever wonder why you can miraculously fit into your best friend’s shoes? It’s because people are attracted to others with similar shared characteristics like body mass index. Birds of a feather really do flock together – and people form bonds based on physical similarities and backgrounds – thanks to social homophily.