Taking a look into what it is really like being born an identical twin, the good aspects and the bad.
Identical twins or Monozygtic twins by the scientific name are almost Always born of the same sex and their traits and physical appearances are very similar but not exact, although, their DNA is almost identical. The environmental conditions both in the womb and throughout identical twins lives enables and influences them to be able to switch on and off various genes.
Being born as an identical twin, people always say to me what is it like being a twin, or I wish I had a twin, would that ever be cool! These people often have the misconception, regardless of any type of thought, that it just would just be a lot of fun being a twin and admittedly, sometimes it is but other times it is not so nice! For example, identical means the same however;contrary to belief, just because 2 people look alike doesn’t mean they are the same person. Twins are two separate individuals with different personalities and different qualities. I think today I would like to cover the most important areas about being a twin opening up what it really is like to be a one.
I remember as a child my sister Tracy,who I call my sister and not my twin and vise versa, used to be the best of friends,obviously because we were the same age and lived with one another we would automatically have a bond, but going far beyond that, yes some twins are susceptible to picking up on things about how their other half feels, not necessarily if she gets hurt you feel the pain, no you just have a sensory/perception that there is something is wrong and it can be from great distances. I suppose in that sense it clears up a lot of misguided thoughts right from the get go.
(Above:Tracy and I in our grandmothers porch waiting to pet the dog,the sofa was the dog’s bed.)
Being a twin can be fun, for example in school, it was quite easy to replace one another in classes, although, I recall only doing this once on a friends dare. We traded classrooms and then both asked our teachers, along with our friends who were in on it, if they noticed anything different. The teachers were oblivious to the change and after class we both fessed up telling the teachers what we had done.
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