If you are lucky enough to have a sister, you should know that a study finds that having a sister makes you a better person.
I am so lucky to have a sister. When were little, we used to fight a lot! But my mom always told us that one day we were going to be best friends and we were going to be able to count on each other for everything. And mom is always right! My sister is my best friend now.
All the childhood memories, the ups and downs, the history, the values. My sister is someone I can fully trust. We have shared so many unforgettable moments. And now being able to share the experience of motherhood with my sister is simply AMAZING!
Sisters are soul mates, best friends, and according to a study, sisters also make you a better person. Turns out a sister could teach you a lot about conflict-resolution, empathy and how to nurture others.
Study Finds That Having A Sister Makes You A Better Person
Researchers from Brigham Young University found that having sisters boosts your mental health and self-esteem, and that people with sisters find themselves striving to protect them from “feeling lonely, unloved, guilty, self-conscious and fearful.” And obviously, working so hard to protect someone from those kinds of feelings makes you a more nurturing, empathetic person.
This means that having a sister makes you more compassionate.
This is what assistant professor Alex Jensen from Brigham Young University, who has written several studies on sibling relationships, had to say about the study:
“What we know suggests that sisters play a role in promoting positive mental health,” Jensen explains. “Later in life they often do more to keep families in contact with one another after the parents pass.”
And don’t worry if you tend to get into arguments with your sister – these are also good for both of you.
“They help you develop social skills, like communication, compromise and negotiation, even sibling conflict, if it is minor, can promote healthy development.”
Oh – and brothers benefit from having sisters too.
In fact, research has found that brothers who grew up with sisters are better at communicating with women than those who were only children or only have brothers. (This applies the other way around, too.)
“Some research suggests that having a sibling who is a different gender from you can be a real benefit in adolescence,” Jensen told Motherly. “Many of those sibling pairs become closer during the teen years because they become good sources of information about the opposite sex.”
It’s so amazing to have a sister with whom you can share so many things in life. What do you think? Does having a sister makes you a better person too?
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