This post deals with the most significant oxytocin receptor genes that 23andme has data for (the new chip). Get your 23andme to see if you have this gene.
Oxytocin supplementation increases empathy in healthy males.
GG is the social version and about 37% of the global population has this. This makes you more optimistic and empathetic and allows you to handle stress well.
GG are more empathetic. (R)
GG were less empathetic to pain experienced by racial ‘out group’ vs racial ‘in group’ members (Asians vs Whites). However, AA experienced more pleasure from pain to racial out groups.
In romantic relationships, the TT version was associated with less empathic concern to their partner’s distress, displayed lower social reciprocity in a support-giving interaction, and persisted less in attending to their partner’s communication and maintaining focus on providing support. (R)
Via Edwin Rutsch