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Who is the 'black sheep' in your family?

7Someone else: please state
6There isn't one
3Not sure
2My cousin (state which one)
1My sister (state which one)
1My auntie (state which one)
1My uncle (state which one)
0My brother (state which one)
0My mother (state which one)
0My father (state which one)

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15-Dec-16 7:41amRainingFeathers Bronze Star Survey Creator
Well, I'm definitely the black sheep in my immediate family.

In the extended family I'd say one of my cousins is (maternal uncle's son).
15-Dec-16 9:26amFordGuy
15-Dec-16 11:17amCarlHalling
Black sheep is a bit heavy; but when I was younger, I was a bit of a family tearaway, having embraced such 'bad boy' phenomena as expulsions, the 'party lifestyle', experimentation of various kinds, outlandish clothing and hairstyles, addiction and so on. But for over twenty years now, that's not been the case, far from it, I've embraced sobriety and increasing social normality, and am far from any kind of black sheep now. That said, I still exist with the effects of my previous existence; I've never truly recovered is the truth: I'm no life and soul of the party. Other than me, there are none I can think of, although I can't account for branches of my family I'm not so familiar with.
15-Dec-16 10:53pmsouthernyankee
No option for "me"?
16-Dec-16 12:16amLJD
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16-Dec-16 7:44am
That's what I said in qual.
16-Dec-16 8:38ambill
It doesn't seem to fit my family. I'm not even that clear on what black sheep may mean. By most definitions I could find, none of us fit very well (e.g. all got college degrees, had decent jobs, relationships, etc.). Also, it doesn't seem common to think of a parent as a black sheep as many of the definitions seemed to tie the concept to being a disappointment to one's parents.
16-Dec-16 12:53pmEnheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
I don't think we have a black sheep in my family.
16-Dec-16 6:30pmthey Survey Central Subscriber
My immediate family actually.
17-Dec-16 4:49amBiggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
The real black sheep of the family that have been alive during my lifetime would have to be my uncle. An alcoholic with convictions for assault, drink driving and driving while banned. The last one got him some time in prison. Estranged from his children. We'd had to call the police to remove him after he threatened my grandmother. Then he went really odd before dying suddenly in his late 50s.

We always joked about my little brother being the black sheep, but he doesn't come close to my uncle's level.
(reply to bill)
17-Dec-16 8:07am
RainingFeathers Bronze Star Survey Creator
I've always heard 'black sheep' used as a term to describe someone who doesn't fit in with the rest of the family. So if one person was a highly educated individual with a healthy relationship, who came from a family of high school dropouts with multiple divorces and/or domestic abuse problems, (s)he'd be the black sheep (which would probably be a good thing in his/her case!)
(reply to RainingFeathers)
17-Dec-16 11:12am
that makes sense, though other sources seemed to associate black sheep with being bad
17-Dec-16 1:21pmJessicaWoman99
My cat is the black sheep of family
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17-Dec-16 6:10pm
Is it a black cat?
(reply to FordGuy)
17-Dec-16 6:11pm
Yeah, I was thinking the whole time "why didn't this get corrected in qual as thats the kind of thing that would get caught right away". I was just too lazy to go look at qual and see if that was the actual case.
18-Dec-16 11:17amLindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
I don't know. maybe my brother.
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18-Dec-16 11:18am
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
Fordguy was the black sheep of qual.
19-Dec-16 6:53amLysannus
Me, which is fine by me as I can't stand any of them and the farther they are away the better.
(reply to LindaH)
20-Dec-16 9:06am
Fordguy was the black sheep of qual.
laughing out loud
(reply to southernyankee)
20-Dec-16 3:14pm
No Siamese
21-Dec-16 12:30pmpcasper59
My older sister was and me too at times testing our Parents patience sitting on sore bottoms!
29-Dec-16 1:03pmNitroeddy
It's me! :)
30-Dec-16 9:53amjen Survey Central Gold Subscriber
5-Jan-17 10:57amgambler Silver Star Survey Creator
There really isn't one I recall
(reply to gambler)
5-Jan-17 3:11pm
The perfect family, eh? grin
(reply to FordGuy)
5-Jan-17 5:34pm
gambler Silver Star Survey Creator
No, Not really smile , There are some im sure but I have only one brother and other family lived far and wide

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