Siblings: How alike are you to yours?

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

We are pretty similar. My sister is 2 years younger. She’s a nurse, and I’m an engineer. She studied her ass off in university to get a 4.0 GPA but I didn’t care so much. I still got good grades, but it was a work/output balance to me. I wasn’t about to spend 10 more hours a week just to go up a few fractions on the GPA scale. So that’s our biggest difference. But in every day life I think we’re pretty similar. 

Post # 4
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2000


Different as night and day. Different politics, different appearances, different tastes, different goals. Once, at university, she had to do a paper in Child Psych about differences and commonalities with one’s siblings. In the commonalities corner, all we could come up with was our mutual hatred of clowns. (Hatred. Not fear. We just felt so darn insulted by their baffoonary as children). 

Post # 5
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We look a lot alike but our personalities are WAY different in some ways. Love her to death though 🙂

Post # 7
1867 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I am very, very different from my sibling – or at least I was last time I was in contact with him. We look very different (take after different sides of the family) for a start. My brother dropped out of university twice and is unlikely to go back while I’m almost finished my PhD. My brother has a mental illness and refuses medication and therapy so I no long associate with him at all.

Post # 8
5248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Artificial-Sweetener:  Funny cause my brother just came to visit me at work today! We are not that alike but we get along well. When we were younger he was very quiet and reserved and I was loud and a bit of a brat…complete opposites! Also he is a major slob and I’m a neat freak. As he got older he came out of his shell and is more of a talker and joker now. We are 4 years apart and I would day we get along much better now then we did as children! He was my husbands best man for our destination wedding (my husband is an only child) and his speech at our wedding was really amazing. I’m so happy to have him as my brother..he is a really great guy 🙂




Post # 9
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Artificial-Sweetener:  My brother and I are similar in attitude in some ways, we’re pessimistic and not social.  

That being said, I was the loser in high school and he was the homecoming king, IDK how that happened!  He hated school, I enjoy learning.  We enjoy joking around but I think our relationship won’t be much after my parents are gone and we’re just not that close!

Post # 10
2248 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

My brother [3 years younger than me] is my polar opposite, but we’ve always gotten along famously.  My sister [8 years younger than me] is somewhere in between my brother & I, but closer to my brother in a lot of ways, plus with a slight attitude.  She’s only 16 though so while we get along, we’re not that close & I hope as she gets older & matures that we’ll continue to have more in common & what not.  Also, despite our age difference, we look a lot alike with similar names [Stephanie/Stacey] & I hate when people mistake us because “inside” we are so different haha.

Post # 11
6969 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My brother and I are 6 years apart and pretty much night and day. My parents coddled him way too much and he and his FI are ridiculously spoiled by both sets of parents (think free house on the water, paying their credit card bills, $500 pairs of boots and $1500 purses). Yeah.

Post # 12
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Artificial-Sweetener:  That sucks. 🙁  I grew up an only child even though my dad had 2 kids from his previous marriage.  As I got older I got see them really for the first time cause their mom kept my dad from seeing them.  He wasnt just a bad father, she just wouldnt let him near the state they lived in. She was on drugs and blah blah…you get it.  My sister is 5 years older and brother is 3 years older.  My sister and are so so much alike.  Its ridiculous.  We got married within 2 months of eachother and had the same theme! Had no idea! haha  It amazes me still how similar we are in thinking even though we didnt grow up together.  My brother is another story.  He must have taken after the other side.  He is nuts, but I do blame a lot of that on his mom and upbringing.  He has a kind heart but doesnt always go about the right paths. 

Post # 13
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Westwood:  umm….can I please be spoiled by them too! DANG!!

Post # 14
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Artificial-Sweetener:  My little brother and I are very different!

He is very musical. He taught himself how to play bass, guitar, piano, harmonica, drums, etc. He can sit down at the piano and just improv an entire song… He also can sing and has been on a worship team several years. He is very religious, and a very unique guy.

I am not very musical or religious. I have a college degree, he isn’t interested in school. 

We were both born and raised in Oregon, and we both love recycling, saving the environment, and long hair. He has very long dreadlocks, I have very long wavy hair. 

In spite of our differences, we bond over tattoos and our crappy childhood. We are very sarcastic.  I think once we are older (I am 24 almost 25, he is 21), we will be  closer. 

He is my half brother so we don’t really look alike, aside from our pale skin burning in the sun. We grew up together the entire time. Doesn’t mean anything to me. I love our differences. 

Post # 15
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Artificial-Sweetener:  My brother was (yeah, was Frown) very similar to yours. He went to school for 8 years, finally graduated, didn’t do anything with the degree. We had an apartment together at one point but he moved back home because he couldn’t afford it anymore. We were sooo very different. I was the bossy younger sister who had her shizz together while he was the lazy, irresponsible one. We were 6 1/2 years apart and were terrible to each other growing up but got along fabulously as adults.

Post # 16
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@lolot:  you’re both stunning! 

My sister and I look a lot alike but she’s emotional and I’m logical. She cries over everything and I find it irritating. We are very close though! I have 3 brothers and we all get along well. I can’t even begin to list all the similarities and differences but we are all 100 percent here for each other. That’s all that matters. 

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