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    Posted on Aug 31, 2016

    19 Insanely Useful Skills All Siblings Have Been Forced To Master

    Pranking, bribing, fake crying: Put it all on the resume.

    1. Paying attention to and following instructions.

    2. Convincing people that what you want them to do is in their best interest.

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    Bribing, FTW.

    3. Defending yourself in the face of an attack.

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    You've got years of wrestling experience.

    4. Delivering award-winning performances.

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    You've been fake-crying for years.

    5. Being assertive and feeling comfortable assuming a leadership role.

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    Especially when Mom and Dad aren't around.

    6. Compromising and reaching diplomatic solutions.

    7. Gathering important data and paying attention to detail.

    8. Improvising silent hand gestures.

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    You're basically fluent.

    9. Stealthily disappearing at opportune moments.

    10. Being creative and thinking outside of the box.

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    They never see it coming.

    11. Being confident and speaking your mind.

    12. Practicing self-control and restraint.

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    You should get an award for all the times you didn't whoop your sibling's ass when you wanted to.

    13. Sharing.

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    You're always thinking of others.

    14. Exercising patience.

    15. Marking your territory so everyone keeps their grimy hands off your stuff.

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    Because siblings take "finders keepers" to another level.

    16. And setting very specific and reasonable boundaries.

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    Somebody's got to.

    17. Showing sincerity and being genuine.

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    You only say what you mean.

    18. Being there when people need you most.

    19. And last but not least, coming up with fire comebacks.

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