What's your sibling status?

  • Only child and proud

    Votes: 18 26.1%
  • Middle child syndrome

    Votes: 7 10.1%
  • The baby - err - youngest

    Votes: 19 27.5%
  • The pioneer - oldest

    Votes: 23 33.3%
  • So many siblings my parents lost track

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • I'm a double mint twin or clonetuplet

    Votes: 1 1.4%

  • Total voters
    69

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This will probably get moved to some other forum I'm not yet aware of, but I'm very curious about the statistics or anecdotal evidence of the success of med school applicants and/or med students who were only children.

I am fascinated by psychology and everyone knows kids who grow up by themselves behave, study and interact differently than those who were socialized by having other siblings in the house.

Thoughts? Links to studies?

Who here is an only child? Any character traits you want to own up to?
 
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I'm not *truly* an only because biologically I have much older siblings. I don't know them and think I might recognize them in public if only they are over 7' tall.

That said, I grew up by myself. Learned how to construct games by myself with imaginary friends (they've since *died*:rofl:), poured myself into the outdoors and exploring; it is college that gave me social skills (too many, perhaps!).
 

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... that avatar change, why? :wtf:

I'm a product of the one-child policy so not much choice there, but I also grew up with a cousin, we both spent much time at our grandparents'
 
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@BluMist - it's joke from another thread :)
 

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better? nvm. I took my profile pic from LI off in < 15 seconds. Not comfy posting my real look but crone was close ;)
 

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if I say better, and you change to something worse ...
if I say not better, and you change to something better ...
however, the chance of you changing it to something worse than the previous one is practically nil ...
however, you might just say f!#$ it, challenge accepted, and actually find something worse ...

this is a lose-lose-LOSE situation

LOL, I did not catch the LI edition, unfortunately... :annoyed:

better? (better be quick, it's going buh bye in <10 mins :) )
 
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My students who are only children that I know seem to do fine.


This wiwll probably get moved to some other forum I'm not yet aware of, but I'm very curious about the statistics or anecdotal evidence of the success of med school applicants and/or med students who were only children.

I am fascinated by psychology and everyone knows kids who grew up by themselves behave, study and interact differently than those who were socialized by having other siblings in the house.

Thoughts? Links to studies?

Who here is an only child? Any character traits you want to copt to?
 
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Interesting how plenty are older children. Anyone care to speculate why?
 

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There are more 1st children.
They tend to identify with the oppressor.
Ah, that is true. Which is why it was necessary to distinguish the "only child" as a separate category, I believe.

Identification with the oppressor... what do you exactly mean by that? Is it a sibling rivalry sort of thing where first children try to meet the high expectations of their oppressor/parents?