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Old 06-26-2007, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by KittensPurr View Post
I suppose some family will fit the results of any study. I hope to find that I'm part of the study of adult children found to have been accidentally switched at the hospital & are proven to be Betsy Bloomingdale's children. I've always had the feeling someone's been walking around with all my money... VV
Exactly. Families are interesting--at times.

I suppose one day we will do better.
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:29 PM
Location: Monterey Bay, California -- watching the sea lions, whales and otters! :D
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Actually, since I'm the oldest of four girls --- I like that study!!
And, I am the smartest of the four. However....I think some of it is that I also had to develop good organizational and life skills because my three sisters were all younger and I had to help raise them. I believe that responsibility and hard work also contribute to intelligence.

When my daughter heard about that study she didn't know what to think about it -- then I said, "Hey, don't worry -- you're the smartest....because you're an only child!"

Everyone's unique, and most studies are skewed, anyway. If you're not the first-born, don't fret! Hahaha Smarts come in all shapes, sizes, birth orders, and with lots of different personalities.
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:38 PM
Location: Austin
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I read the article, and really, the IQs are so close. Two points, yes, but when the IQ is over a hundred, is it really that much of a difference? I'm the oldest and some would say the smartest, but I always go into things I know I'll be good at. My sister does things she doesn't know she'll be good at. As a result, she had a lower GPA for taking classes outside her natural ability. I think the test is the problem.
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