Sib redux

Nov. 16th, 2010 03:45 pm
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Well, that was quite interesting. hmm )

Any thoughts?

Sib redux

Nov. 16th, 2010 03:45 pm
undyingking: (Default)
Well, that was quite interesting. hmm )

Any thoughts?
undyingking: (Default)
There's been a lot of research into personality, intelligence etc effects of one's birth order, ie. being the youngest, middle, only, etc. Results are mostly highly disputed, with each study showing some effect met by another showing none. About the only thing that seems certain is that if a man has mutiple older brothers he's more likely to be gay.

Rather than go into all that, though, I wanted to do a quick survey that will allow us to jump to all kinds of crazy and unfounded conclusions – or not, as the case might be.

One thing I've noticed myself, although I've yet to assess it properly, is that quite a lot of my closer friends are either elder, eldest or only children1. (I myself am the middle one of three.) In particular, of the five women with whom I've had serious relationships in my life, three are the eldest of three siblings, and the other two are the elder of two siblings. There's probably something very Freudian going on there… but enough about me! – this is about you!

[Poll #1643741]

Note: count step-, half-, and prematurely deceased siblings in the normal way if you spent most of your childhood living with them, but not otherwise. Similarly, don't count siblings who are much much older or younger than you. Use common sense with adopted / fostered children, or if you were so yourself. Basically, we want to know where you were in the sibling group you spent your formative years in.


1 And yes, I do realize there are going to be more of these around than the other kinds. But even so.
undyingking: (Default)
There's been a lot of research into personality, intelligence etc effects of one's birth order, ie. being the youngest, middle, only, etc. Results are mostly highly disputed, with each study showing some effect met by another showing none. About the only thing that seems certain is that if a man has mutiple older brothers he's more likely to be gay.

Rather than go into all that, though, I wanted to do a quick survey that will allow us to jump to all kinds of crazy and unfounded conclusions – or not, as the case might be.

One thing I've noticed myself, although I've yet to assess it properly, is that quite a lot of my closer friends are either elder, eldest or only children1. (I myself am the middle one of three.) In particular, of the five women with whom I've had serious relationships in my life, three are the eldest of three siblings, and the other two are the elder of two siblings. There's probably something very Freudian going on there… but enough about me! – this is about you!

[Poll #1643741]

Note: count step-, half-, and prematurely deceased siblings in the normal way if you spent most of your childhood living with them, but not otherwise. Similarly, don't count siblings who are much much older or younger than you. Use common sense with adopted / fostered children, or if you were so yourself. Basically, we want to know where you were in the sibling group you spent your formative years in.


1 And yes, I do realize there are going to be more of these around than the other kinds. But even so.
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It's been an age since I've posted here, so about time for an update I think.

Gorey business )

Another fine mess )

Questions and answers )

0001 is revenged )

Ho Chi Minh to Windhoek )

That'll do for now, back to work...

Books etc

Apr. 25th, 2007 02:59 pm
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We had the voting session for our book group at the weekend, where we decide what will be read over the next 18 months or so. It was combined with "cook group", a one-off variant in which we all brough along some food of a literary nature, rather than reading a book as normal. (My effort was a pie with the words "Life of" in pastry on the top.)

You might remember I asked you for suggestions a little while ago -- thanks to everyone, especially to [livejournal.com profile] secondhand_rick whose offering won popular approval with the group.

Bookage )

If I was a good person I'd link each of them to the appropriate Amazon page, but I'm not, so I haven't.

Etceterage )
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Masking tape )

Tanzania )

Trolls )

Hove )

Pillow )
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OK, back and now mostly over nasty cold and work catch-up that ensued. Details )

Anyway, that's all a bit parochial, but my dazzling insights and musings about India are a bit formless still, so will have to wait. Now to try and get ready for Christmas I suppose!

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