Having A Sister Makes You A Happier Person, So Tell Your Siblings
There's something to be said about growing up with a sister. They're a ready made friend who still stick by you for life, and an endless supply of spare clothes and makeup. It's a win win, right?
Well, it turns out that growing up with a sister can also have some other benefits too, so you'd better let your siblings know just how lucky they are, because apparently having a sister makes you happier and more optimistic. That's right. Researchers at De Montfort University in Leiceste quizzed 571 people aged 17 to 25, and they found that those with sisters tended to have more balanced lives. Interesting.
Prof Tony Cassidy, from the University of Ulster, who carried out the study with researchers from De Montfort University, said: '"Sisters appear to encourage more open communication and cohesion in families. However, brothers seem to have the alternative effect.
"Emotional expression is fundamental to good psychological health and having sisters promotes this in families."
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In fact, apparently growing up with just one female in the family makes it easier for families to cope with their problems as researchers believe daughters encourage people to communicate their emotions better, allowing families to remain close.
Girls who had other sisters ranked highest in the study when it came to Independence achievements apparently, whereas boys who only had other brothers ranked lowest.. Oh boys.
Tony went on to explain: "It could be that boys have a natural tendency not to talk about things. With boys together it is about a conspiracy of silence not to talk. Girls tend to break that down."
Very interesting indeed!
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