Having a sibling is one of the most fun thing in a child’s life. You get a friend for life someone you can cherish, play with, talk to whenever you want and someone who will solve all your problems by being a partner in crime. However, apart from fun there are some issues which siblings face, which can be multiple if you have a twin. Khurki zeroed in five major problems faced by twins, especially identical ones, while growing up and later in life too…
1 Identity Crisis
We all must have witnessed twins dressed up in similar or exactly the same dress. We find it very cute and cool, but twins detest this as it adds confusion for people to differentiate between them. This mix-up creates identity crisis as they are mistaken to be the other one. They always find themselves fighting for individuality. This builds a rift between the two, which tends to stay with them even after they grow up.
2 Extra Pressure
Twins usually find themselves on a radar, someone monitoring them throughout their school and college life. They are always judged and compared in their aptitude for studies and other extracurricular activities. In fact, their choices of friends are scrutinised too. If one gets better grades and is more outgoing, the other is told to be like him/her. They are pressured to follow into the footsteps of the one doing better.
3 Constant Competition
Mostly, all twins have a completely unique personality. Though, they must constantly compete, if one is getting better grades the other one is expected to get good grades too. Parents, teachers and friends start questioning and comparing them based on good and bad. This worsens with age and makes one of them feel superior than the other.
4 Choice of Career
Twins may look similar, but most of them are poles apart in terms of making life decisions. If one of them is a school topper and wants to become a doctor or an engineer, the other is expected to become the same. It doesn’t matter if the other one wishes to be a singer or painter. They are constantly counselled and advised by people about the career they should choose.
Source: Emirates 24|7
5 Who Excels in Life
With age, competition and envy do take a back seat. But what starts dominating is ego. Thoughts like who looks better with age and who ends up with a better partner and professional life. People around them usually don’t see these issues; it’s only the twins who feel them. This bitters their relationship.