Twinning gives twins better social skills
For the first time ever, scientists have now tried to clarify how the twin cabinet affects the relationship of the twin to other people.
Previous surveys of the twin cabinet have primarily focused on its negative effect on the relationship of the twin to others. So far, it has been suggested that the twin cabinet may become problematic for the twins if they are to idealize the twin cabinet or identify with their twin cabinet rather than become self-employed and independent individuals. And it was thought that the twin room could become too confined, so it could actually be harder for the twins to establish close friendships with others.
Now, researchers in Canada through an interview with over 200 twin couples have tried to clarify whether the twin cabinet may also be conducive to the twin's relationship with others. Contrary to previous assumptions, the study actually showed that this was the case: The researchers found that twins who reported a high degree of "exclusion" (ie preferred to be alone) simultaneously reported a higher degree of intimacy ( Ie emotional proximity) with their both their compassion and their own closest friend (of their own and opposite sex).
Perhaps twins who spend much time alone (thus having a high degree of "exclusion") get a better understanding of how emotionally intimate to others. In any case, it seems that when factors such as sensitivity, empathy, understanding, helpfulness, etc. Increasingly characterizes the twinning, these factors will increasingly characterize the relationship of the twin with their closest friend. This is followed by ad. It appears that the twin cabinet can benefit the twin's relationship with others. In any case, when the twin relationship is characterized by such characteristics.
Unfortunately, the opposite effect has not yet been clarified: Namely how the quality of the twin's individual and shared friendships affects the twin room. Nor has it been investigated how the twin cabinet affects less close friendships and acquaintances.
But study is nevertheless very interesting because it culminates with the assumption that the twin room as a starting point can be socially inhibitory. However, since the study focused on adults, it can not be ruled out that the twin cabinet may be socially detrimental to children and adolescents. But if so, it does not seem to be a problem into adulthood. This is also confirmed by the fact that twins do not differ from single-born in terms of number of marriages, number of years married, number of marriages / relationships, singles status, etc.