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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)

RainingFeathers Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 15-Dec-2016 7:41am  
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).
posted 15-Dec-2016 9:26am  
posted 15-Dec-2016 11:17am  
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.
posted 15-Dec-2016 10:53pm  
No option for "me"?
posted 16-Dec-2016 12:16am  
(reply to southernyankee) posted 16-Dec-2016 7:44am  
That's what I said in qual.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 16-Dec-2016 8:38am  
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.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 16-Dec-2016 12:53pm  
I don't think we have a black sheep in my family.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 16-Dec-2016 6:30pm  
My immediate family actually.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 17-Dec-2016 4:49am  
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.
RainingFeathers Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to bill) posted 17-Dec-2016 8:07am  
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!)
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to RainingFeathers) posted 17-Dec-2016 11:12am  
that makes sense, though other sources seemed to associate black sheep with being bad
posted 17-Dec-2016 1:21pm  
My cat is the black sheep of family
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 17-Dec-2016 6:10pm  
Is it a black cat?
(reply to FordGuy) posted 17-Dec-2016 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.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 18-Dec-2016 11:17am  
I don't know. maybe my brother.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to southernyankee) posted 18-Dec-2016 11:18am  
Fordguy was the black sheep of qual.
posted 19-Dec-2016 6:53am  
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) posted 20-Dec-2016 9:06am  
> Fordguy was the black sheep of qual.

laughing out loud
(reply to southernyankee) posted 20-Dec-2016 3:14pm  
No Siamese
posted 21-Dec-2016 12:30pm  
My older sister was and me too at times testing our Parents patience sitting on sore bottoms!
posted 29-Dec-2016 1:03pm  
It's me! :)
jen Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 30-Dec-2016 9:53am  
posted 5-Jan-2017 10:57am  
There really isn't one I recall
(reply to gambler) posted 5-Jan-2017 3:11pm  
The perfect family, eh? grin
(reply to FordGuy) posted 5-Jan-2017 5:34pm  
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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