DIY (Do-It-Yourself) ability lies in the genes, according to scientists.
Psychologist Dr Glenn Wilson, Visiting Professor of Psychology, Gresham College, London, who led the experiment, said: "Although there is not one specific DIY gene, spatial awareness is vital in understanding how shapes fit together and is therefore fundamental to DIY skills.
Advertisement"Some people simply do not have the mental equipment necessary to manipulate shapes and will always struggle to complete DIY tasks successfully."
To reach the conclusion and measure inherent DIY ability, researchers asked volunteers to complete specially designed multi-dimensional puzzles, reports The Telegraph.
The analyses revealed innate understanding of shapes and mechanics, an ability not subject to "trial and error" learning, the researchers said.
The study was conducted for Halifax Home Insurance. (ANI)