Identical Twins - Any In Your Family?

@Kandae11 (47253)
August 5, 2022 10:03am CST
My mother's twin brother died in childbirth, so unfortunately that was one Uncle l never met, but l do have seven others. Knowing that l have twins in my family l was hoping l would have twins, but that was not to be. And l am very thankful for what l have got. Nonetheless, l still admire and am fascinated by identical twins. I wonder: Do identical twins have different personalities? How do you tell which one is Peter or Paul? Can one twin be brighter than the other? What do you think? Do you know anyone who has twins? Would you have liked to have twins? Are you a twin? Pixabay image
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5 Aug
I’m actually a twin. Younger. My sister is 1 hour and 5mins older than me. She was born naturally while they had to rush my mother in for a C-section for me because I turned as soon as my sister was out lol, hence the one hour difference. We are not identical. We don’t even lookalike and we have completely different personalities, but we are connected. I often feel her feelings and she mine. Same with pain. It’s weird but we’ve embraced it.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
Wow! Here we have one mylotter who is a twin - though not identical. You and your sister have different personalities but you sometimes feel her feelings and her pain, awesome!
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@sjvg1976 (35459)
• Delhi, India
5 Aug
I don't see it with my kids, even with my niece and nephew as they are also twin kids. @Greencindere
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5 Aug
@sjvg1976 it started happening for us when we first got separated when we were 16 years old. I went to live in the US and she didn’t want so she stayed in Serbia. That first year we started noticing the connection. And it has continued ever since.
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• United States
5 Aug
No twins in my family but I always wanted to have twins.
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@sjvg1976 (35459)
• Delhi, India
5 Aug
It's better that you don't have twins, it's not easy to look after them if you don't have an assistant. @Marilynda1225
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• United States
5 Aug
@Kandae11 not for me either and I was hoping for twins when my kids started their families but nope
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
Me too, but it was not to be.
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@snowy22315 (140711)
• United States
5 Aug
There are some on my mothers side of the family, and my cousin is married to an identical triplet. It could be when their childen start having children, they could be multiples. From what I understand it skips a generation,
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@snowy22315 (140711)
• United States
5 Aug
@Kandae11 I bet it was rough. I remember at their wedding, I saw one of the triplets standing by a door, and at first of course, I thought it was the bride. I guess the lack of a wedding dress should have been a tip off...lol.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
@snowy22315 Ha, ha, ha.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
I am also fascinated by triplets. My first thought is usually - how do the parents cope.
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@sjvg1976 (35459)
• Delhi, India
5 Aug
I have twin kids a daughter and a son. They both don't have any similarities between them. Even if they don't look similar in appearance.
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@sjvg1976 (35459)
• Delhi, India
5 Aug
@Kandae11 My daughter is above average whereas the son is an average student. My daughter is calm and obedient whereas my son is not.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
@sjvg1976 Ha, ha - calm and obedient while her brother is not. Different personalities for sure.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
Oh yes, you have twins - but not identical. And you say they have their own personalities. Is their academic progress the same?
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@RebeccasFarm (67765)
• United States
5 Aug
To me identical twins are very cute and the only true twins. No twins in our families anywhere.
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• United States
5 Aug
@Kandae11 Right Kandase.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
Yes identical twins are cute. If they are boy and girl l don't suppose they would look the same when they reach a certain age though.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
6 Aug
@Kouponkaren. Thank you for that reminder. A male and female would definitely not be identical. So you have twin daughters. I would have been happy for any gender twins but my preference would have been twin girls - like the two shown in this picture.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
5 Aug
I know an identical twins who were my high school classmates. They looked very much alike. Since I was not their close friends, I didn't really know if their personalities were similar too.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
It would be interesting to know if they progressed the same academically.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
5 Aug
@Kandae11 Both were doing quite good academically.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
@Beestring That's great.
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@allknowing (104030)
• India
6 Aug
My niece has two girls but they are not identical. They are identical when it comes to their studies - they both get ranks.
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@allknowing (104030)
• India
6 Aug
@Kandae11 I am told they are good dancers.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
6 Aug
@allknowing If they desire it, they could open a dance studio.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
6 Aug
That's great. I am sure they will excel in whatever field they choose to pursue.
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@LeaPea2417 (34502)
• Toccoa, Georgia
5 Aug
No, there are no twins in my family. I am glad I didn't have twins, one baby at a time was enough for me. No, I am not a twin.
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@LeaPea2417 (34502)
• Toccoa, Georgia
6 Aug
@Kandae11 I will never forget when my son was in highschool, he was in the Class of 2014. In the class right behind him Class of 2015, there were identical triplet sisters. I saw them on campus and when I saw their Yearbook pictures, I could not tell them apart.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
6 Aug
@LeaPea2417 Wow! I wonder how their parents managed.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
I know one can be a handful , but with family backup l should be able to handle two - or three - maybe.
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@Juliaacv (68498)
• Canada
5 Aug
I always thought that twins were so rare until our son met his wife. They run in her family. They have fraternal twins, but they went thru a stage where they looked so much alike. And still, if one were not a bit longer then the other I would have a hard time telling them apart. They communicate with each other, even as babies in the coolest way. One babbles the other reaches out to hold her hand and to kick her leg. I can just imagine how that will not be appreciated in a few more years.
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@Juliaacv (68498)
• Canada
5 Aug
@Kandae11 Here they are holding hands all on their own at less then a month's year of age.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
6 Aug
@Juliaacv Wow! That's so adorable.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
Ha, ha. Even though they are not identical, there will always be a special bond between them.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Aug
My brother and sister were twins and I have a niece (by marriage) who had identical twins. It's easier to tell them apart now they're grown up but it was very difficult when they were young.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Aug
@Kandae11 I think one had a double whorl on the top of his head. It could be really easy to get them mixed I would think.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
6 Aug
I suppose their parents and other family members would have to devise some kind of strategy to determine who is who. Unless of course - there is a distinguishing mark.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
6 Aug
@JudyEv Ha, a real challenge.
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@kobesbuddy (153060)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Aug
No, I'm not a twin and twins do not run in my family. My ex's family, his maternal grandmother was a twin. They weren't identical twins/ they were fraternal twins.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
Twins that are not identical would be easier to manage l think.
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@kobesbuddy (153060)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Aug
@Kandae11 I don't know, I guess that would be right. Or boy/girl twins.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
@kobesbuddy. Oh yes, easier to tell who is who.
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@moonandstars (60737)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
7 Aug
my school mate in primary school had twin brothers and until high school, they wore the same clothes so it was hard to distinguish them apart though, i thought that one was a little bit chubbier than other. i think they have different personalities but not that different, not sure. sorry for your uncle. in my extended family, from my father side, there are twins too and they differ too.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
8 Aug
Ha it is so much harder when they wear the same clothes.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
9 Aug
@Kandae11 it is, really.
@Nakitakona (51056)
• Philippines
9 Aug
Twin according to scientists isn't actually identical. Only some of their physical attributes.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
12 Aug
Some you can't tell apart.
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@Nakitakona (51056)
• Philippines
13 Aug
@Kandae11 That's right. Even their parents failed.
@Andini (2752)
• Indonesia
5 Aug
i see twin in my neighborhood. but not in my family.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
I am fascinated by twins, triplets and quads.
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@mayka123 (15171)
• India
6 Aug
We have had twins in the family. My cousin has twins but they don't look identical. I had a colleague who had a twin sister and they are so identical that when I bump into them outside the office I am not sure which sister I am meeting.
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@mayka123 (15171)
• India
7 Aug
@Kandae11 Yes their voices sound the same. Their way of dressing is also similar making it all the more difficult to differentiate.
@Kandae11 (47253)
7 Aug
I suppose their voices sound the same too.
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@DaddyEvil (88283)
• United States
6 Aug
No twins in our family, as far as I'm aware. And no, I never wanted twins.
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@DaddyEvil (88283)
• United States
6 Aug
@Kandae11 No multiple births in our family, as far as I know.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
6 Aug
Triplets then?
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@aninditasen (7848)
• Raurkela, India
6 Aug
I have seen identical twins when I was a teacher. One of them was brighter than the other. I didn't want to have twins because it's very difficult to manage and bring them up.
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• Raurkela, India
7 Aug
@Kandae11 Yes, to bring up twins you need help. I needed the help of my parents and younger sister to bring up my sons when they were babies as they had only 1year and 7months difference between them and gave me a tough time.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
7 Aug
Some help would be welcome for sure.
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@oahuwriter (24705)
• United States
6 Aug
No, not a twin. No twins in my family. I know one twin sister, pair. Yes, you can tell them apart. They had very different personalities. One twin became my friend, but her twin sister and I, were just acquainted. You know, I wouldn't mind being a part of a twin.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
7 Aug
There is a special bond between twins.
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@oahuwriter (24705)
• United States
7 Aug
@Kandae11 I see... interesting!
@Kouponkaren (4189)
• United States
6 Aug
I am not a twin but my mother was. She had a fraternal twin brother. I have cousins who are identical twins, but identical twins don't run in families. It's the fraternal ones that do. And it skips a generation, and the older a woman is and the more pregnancies she has had, the more likely she is to have twins. My grandmother had twins...my mom and her brother. My mom and brother did NOT have twins...but guess what: I did! I had twin girls who are fraternal and look and act NOTHING alike. One has brown hair and green eyes. The other has red hair and brown eyes. I always wanted twins but never thought I would be blessed with them. I was 34 when I had them, and they were my 3rd pregnancy! :0)
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@Kandae11 (47253)
7 Aug
Wow! That is amazing - twin daughters, and one with brown hair and the other red.
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• United States
7 Aug
@Kandae11 Yes, and totally different personalities. They have both moved away from CT where they grew up and love about 400 miles away from each other. Although they do keep in touch, they aren't really all that close. I think they are too different.
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@LouAvul (274)
12 Aug
I had cousins who were twins, brother and sister but that's it
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@Kandae11 (47253)
12 Aug
So you do have twins in your family, even though it is only one set.
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