What are the main misperceptions that those w/siblings have about only children?

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  1. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    What are the main misperceptions that those w/siblings have about only children?


  2. cobrien profile image78
    cobrienposted 3 years ago

    Many of us with a lot of siblings suspect that only children are coddled, spoiled, and lack important social skills, like cooperation.

    1. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      What you've said isn't true at all.  Only children have socioeconomic affluence while those w/siblings are impoverished & struggling Onlies have social skills because they mingle while those w/siblings are more insular, only associating w/themsel

  3. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago


    The average person w/siblings misperceive only children to be selfish, spoiled, and lonely because they don't have siblings.  However, these atavistic misperceptions are so far from the truth.  People w/siblings don't know anything about only children and judge them based upon their sibling mindset & psychology.  The culture & psychology of only children are far different from that of the sibling culture & society.

    Only children have far more advantages than people w/siblings have.  They have more monies allocated to them than they do.  This translates into better nutrition & health care.  Only children have more exposure to cultural & intellectual activities which helps them gain a wider perspective of life.  Such activities help them develop a broadmindedness & a more universal outlook.  Such activities put only children ahead academically.

    Only children receive more individualized attention while children w/siblings have to scramble for parental attention.  Most children w/siblings won't receive any type of individualized parental attention.  They have to MAKE do.  The average person w/siblings have an envy against only children which is why they make the false remarks they do about only children.  Only children have the opportunities that children w/siblings will never have & are hated for it.  This is why so many children w/siblings say that only children are spoiled & selfish because the latter have their parents' undivided attention & love which they'll never have. 

    Only children are the ones who will attain the MOST education while those w/siblings will seldom reach the educational heights that only children will reach.  In essence, only children have FAR MORE choices in life while those w/siblings have FAR LESS choices which they resent so they take out their hatred & prejudice on the only child instead of diverting it to their parents who caused their initial problems.

  4. Engelta profile image61
    Engeltaposted 3 years ago

    Do you have any sibling? Did you write this from your own experience, or by only observing someone else, or the society?

    1. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I am a happy only child & I have experienced & observed the most virulent prejudice & jealousy coming from those w/siblings.  I had opportunities that they didn't & will never have. They took their anger out on only children instead o


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