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I'm not a twin, but my younger brothers are identical twins. They both seem to have social anxiety, although one seems much worse then the other. The one that is worse has such extreme anxiety he will rarely leave the house and refuses to try driving.
 

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I've never met other twins with SA. My sister is an extrovert, all my siblings are. Do you find they help each other out more or is there a bigger wedge between them because of it?
 

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They help each other out and stick together.

I'm also not sure what may have caused one twin to have more anxiety and depression then the other. Our family has an extensive history of anxiety/depression, but our parents also raised us socially isolated out in the country - resulting in three socially anxious kids and one normal one. I don't know how my sister turned out to be normal LOL.
 

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I am a twin, my sister does have social anxiety, too. We help each other out a lot and it's nice to know that there's someone who knows exactly how I feel.

I don't know whether we "inherited" SA or we developed (or worsened) it because we simply did not "need" to socialise. As kids we've always been together and so there simply was no need of making new friends and develop social skills.
 
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xD I know how random this must sound but this thread makes me imagine Siamese twins, one of whom has normal social skills and the other having severe social anxiety. Just imagine the conflicts they'd have.
 

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I am a twin, my sister does have social anxiety, too. We help each other out a lot and it's nice to know that there's someone who knows exactly how I feel.

I don't know whether we "inherited" SA or we developed (or worsened) it because we simply did not "need" to socialise. As kids we've always been together and so there simply was no need of making new friends and develop social skills.
My twin sister doesn't have SA so as close as we are she doesn't really understand. We work together but live very separate lives. I will admit to using her as a crutch when I need to go places. I'm glad you have your sister to help you out.
 

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xD I know how random this must sound but this thread makes me imagine Siamese twins, one of whom has normal social skills and the other having severe social anxiety. Just imagine the conflicts they'd have.
Story of my life :) Not only is my twin sister completely normal but so are my other siblings. They are all outgoing and have no major issues that I know of.
 
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