geneDecode Talent

What Is Genedecode™ Talent?

Every child is gifted and has talents, which are encoded in his DNA. Genedecode™ Talent is an evidence based genetic test to reveal the inherited and endowed inborn talents and personality traits of an individual. > 200 genes are analysed to derive the temperament (45 inborn personality traits and talents) of each individual. The test result will be complemented by expert advice from a group of cognitive psychologists to guide individuals of their development needs.
Parents of young kids therefore may find it effective in planning their children’s development in the children’s best interest and potential without constant trial and error.

What Does It Do For Me And My Child?

The test allows you to discover some of the innate talents that your child has been born with. This will provide you with an insight on the areas that your child is more likely to excel in. You can then plan for their development accordingly to allow their children to feel the initial success and build up their confidence.
The other aspect of the test also allows you to understand better the natural disposition and temperament of your child. Knowing the kinds of personality traits that your child is naturally-inclined to possess allows you to better understand how to communicate and coach your child. Having an understanding of the kind of personality your child is likely to also allow for more effective planning of the development of the talents.

For Whom Is The Test Recommended?
In general, the test is suitable for anyone at any age, as it is able to provide valuable insight for people at any stage of career, emotional or personality growth. However it is most recommended for children below the age of 18, where they have many more life choices ahead of them. Also, the younger the age, the better the probability that the parents may be able to mould the character of the child and prevent him/her from falling for some of the potential pitfalls in his/her natural dispositions. For maximum effect, parents may consider performing this test for their newborns.
What Is Covered In The Test?

The test covers 46 talents and traits in the child. The categories include:

  • Character traits
  • Artistic abilities/talents
  • Intelligence abilities
  • Emotional traits
  • Athletic abilities
  • Physical Fitness
  • Health traits
  • Addiction propensity
(1) Character
1. Optimism
2. Risk-taking
3. Persistence
4. Shyness
5. Composure
6. Dual Personality
7. Hyper activeness
8. Negative Emotion
9. Impulsive
10. Attentiveness
11. Mould-ability
(2) IQ
12. Intelligence
13. Comprehension
14. Analytical/Thinking
15. Memory
16. Creativity
17. Reading ability
18. Imagination
(3) Artistic
12. Performing
13. Music
14. Drawing
15. Dancing
16. Literature
17. Linguistics
(4) EQ
25. Affection
26. Faithfulness
27. Passion
28. Propensity for teenage romance
29. Sentimentality
30. Sociability
31. Self reflection
32. Self control
(5) Sports
33. Endurance
34. Sprint
35. Technique
36. Training sensitivity
37. Tendency of sport injuries
38. Sport psychology
(6) Physical fitness
39. Height
40. General wellness
(7) Health
41. Obesity
42. Sensitivity to second-hand smoke
(8) Addiction
43. Alcoholism
44. Smoking
45. General addiction
What Do I Do With My Child's Test Results
The test results allow you to better plan your child’s development and grooming. Instead of relying on guesswork and a generous dose of luck, you now have a basis for the decisions and choices you make on your child’s behalf.

You may take note of the areas where your child is more likely to be naturally gifted in, and design his/her development according to that aspect. For example if a child is more athletically-gifted, more emphasis may be placed on his/her sports development. Parents may wish to encourage the child to play sports on a regular basis, and also arrange for training in schools competitive teams or some other classes conducted for budding sports people.

Also, you may wish to look out for the personality traits of your child, and note if they will likely aid or hinder the talent development of the child. With this insight, parents may more effectively plan a development programs that either capitalizes on the complementary traits, or plan the talent development around potential pitfalls, all the time looking out for signs that it may impede the child’s development.

Why Should I Want To Know What Inherent Talents or Personality Traits My Child is Likely To Have?
Knowing the inherent talents and personality traits that your child is likely to display allows for effective and efficient grooming for the child’s future. Being able to now work on concrete information rather than guesswork or a fortune-teller’s advice allows the parents to channel efforts and resources towards developing aspects of the child where there are likely to be worthwhile returns.

Parents may also know which areas the child is unlikely to excel in, and therefore not insist on their child sticking with those directions in life if the child is not naturally-inclined to do so. One common example of this is parents who force their children to continue studying and attain a university degree even though the children are not naturally-inclined or interested in such a path in life. Often, the results in such cases are unpleasant and sometimes even tragic.

Knowing the child’s character traits also can help the parent to cater the future plans for the child according to the probable character. People of different characters require different ways of disciplining and motivating for best effect. Therefore gaining an insight into the likely personality attributes of the child is extremely valuable in trying to groom him/her.

What Does It Mean To Test Positive For A Particular Talent Or Trait?
To test positive for a particular talent implies that the child is likely to excel in that particular area. For example, if a child tests positive for the “musical” talent, it means that he/she is genetically inclined to perform better than the average person in music. It can also be interpreted as that the child may be able to learn much faster than the average child, and therefore requires less effort to reach the same level of proficiency as the average kid in this particular field.

Parents could then try to expose the child to music at a young age to determine if the child shows an interest in music. If the child does display an interest in music, then parents could try to gauge which

musical instrument the child may be more interested in, and enrol the child in formal training on how to play the instrument.

If a child tests positive for a particular personality trait, then it implies that he/she is likely to display behaviours consistent with the particular trait. However parents should also bear in mind that environmental factors can also have an effect on a child’s personality and, to a probably lesser degree, talents as well. However, what may be interpreted is that all things being equal, the child is more likely than the general population to behave in a way that is consistent with the trait.

What Does It Mean To Test Negative For A Particular Talent Or Trait?
Testing negative for a particular talent may be inferred as the child not being naturally-inclined in the particular field. Therefore if the child wishes to excel in the area, he/she will have to make up for it through sheer hard work and possibly also some environmental factors and favourable fortune.

For example, if a child does not possess the gene for good memory, he/she may not do as well in the studies, especially in the subjects which require considerable memorisation and rote learning. Therefore to perform as well as a kid who is naturally gifted in this area, the child who is not naturally-endowed will have to put in a lot more effort and time into studying. It may therefore not be very efficient if parents force this child to take the academic route in life, as he/she may not be able to perform as well as other children even after putting in a lot of effort. It may then result in a loss of confidence and esteem.

Who Do I Go To If I Require Further Advice And Elaboration On The Test Results?
For further advice and suggestions, you may wish to consult a child psychologist or the child’s teachers. They could work with you closely on how best to plan your child’s future development using the resources and facilities available to you, based on the test results.
At What Age Should I Send My Child For The Test?
As we know, genetic makeup will account for 30% to 70% of the person’s well being, and environment factors also play a very important role in their development. Therefore the earlier the child takes the test, the better it is due to the higher mould-ability in the characters of young children. Also, at a younger age it will be easy to set the foundations for children and all efforts and resources can be channelled towards a particular aspect of the child’s development at an early stage. Especially for talent development, the earlier the child starts, the easier it is to get a headstart over other children. This is especially in the case of sportspersons, whose peaks are usually expected when they hit the age of twenties.
Does My Child Have To Take The Test Again After A Certain Period Of Time?
As our genetic conditions are known to be very stable, your child’s results for the same attribute will unlikely be altered over your lifetime. He/she therefore will not need to test for the same attributes again, as the result for the particular attribute will almost definitely be the same again.
Will Anyone Else Find Out About My Child's Test Results?
geneDecode adhere to a very strict confidentiality policy. In fact, your sample will only be identified by a sample serial number throughout most of the laboratory testing process to ensure the identity of the client may not be easily matched with the sample and corresponding results.

Your test results will not be wilfully shared with any third party outside of geneDecode. Even within geneDecode, client details will only be revealed on a need-to-know basis and access to client details will be limited to only a select few employees who absolutely require the information to perform their work.

For Whom Is The Test Recommended?
In general, the test is suitable for anyone at any age, as it is able to provide valuable insight for people at any stage of career, emotional or personality growth. However it is most recommended for children below the age of 18, where they have many more life choices ahead of them. Also, the younger the age, the better the probability that the parents may be able to mould the character of the child and prevent him/her from falling for some of the potential pitfalls in his/her natural dispositions. For maximum effect, parents may consider performing this test for their newborns.