I heard an interview on NPR radio with Dr. Deborah Tannen, linguist, about her new book, You Were Always Mom’s Favorite. One thing she said that struck me is that many women describe their sisters as being very different than them. Dr. Tannen explained that this may be because sisters can be given labels in families; the pretty one or the smart one, for instance.

I called my mom, my aunt (her sister) and my sister and found that we were all amazed to realize that we are not alone in describing our sisters as being very different than us.

I am curious … who are the people you would describe as being very different than you? How can you use your differences and your similarities to create greatness in the world?  Please post your comments and I’ll do my best to reply to you personally.

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