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The doctrine first proposed by the Hungarian geneticist Leopold (Lipot) Szondi (1893–1986) in the journal Acta Psychologica in 1938, and developed further in 1944 in his book entitled Schicksalsanalyse (Analysis of Destiny), that latent recessive genes determine instinctive or spontaneous choices (in love, friendship, occupation, illness, and even manner of death) and underlie attraction between people sharing the same genes. See also Szondi test. genotropic adj. [From gene + Greek tropos a turn, from trapein to turn + -ismos indicating a state or condition]

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