Woah. Hardcore topic. Yes I'm starting it, I searched and didn't find any other thread on 16types already about this.
Do all identical twins have the same type?
Now, we all know there have been loads of 'tests', how twins can grow up with different personalities, different interests, different behaviors, preferences for things.................... BUT NONE OF THAT IS RELATED TO TYPE. This goes into the definition of socionics, the study of intertype relationships. People of the same personality type can look vastly different:
I like these couple paragraphs, because it describes TYPE as an inborn physiological thing... which would directly imply that of course, identical twins have the same personality type. Same genetics, same brain, etc.Originally Posted by http://www.socionics.us/intro.shtml
The 2nd part that I underlined and bolded also acknowledges that identical twins' personalities can become vastly different, despite being the same type.
Moreover, if it's assumed that your base way of interacting with others, your type, is influenced mostly by your brain's predisposition... certainly twins would influence each other's growth, assuming their type is the same, in exactly the style you'd expect IDENTICAL relations to grow.
It'd be impossible for identical twins to be exactly alike. As Identicals, one would assume the teacher, one would assume the student, and they'd have a tendency to avoid each other in group settings, not just because they'd probably see their twin all the time, but because their identical twin doesn't have anything psychologically stimulating to provide. Avoidance in group settings means they naturally interact with different people, have a tendency to develop different friendships, and naturally grow their personalities in different directions.
So another question to ask is, of course identical twins can have DIFFERENT 'personalities' and interests, but how often do they actually have the SAME 'personalities'? Based upon their types being both Identicals.
Thoughts about any of this???