Features of a Japanese only child


I just have time for this quicky from goo Ranking tonight, a look at the distinctive features of an only child.


Over the 5th and 6th of October 2012 1,064 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 58.2% of the sample were female, 10.5% in their teens, 13.7% in their twenties, 26.6% in their thirties, 27.6% in their forties, 11.7% in their fifties, and 9.9% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

In university one of the guys I flat-shared with was an only child, and he probably matched just about every answer here!

Ranking result

Q: What are the distinctive features of an only child? (Sample size=1,064)

Rank   Score
1 Used to being spoilt 100
2 Egotistic 92.1
3 Very selfish 89.1
4 Lives at their own pace 82.2
5= Self-important 60.3
5= Strong desires to monopolise things 55.6
7 Uncooperative 54.4
8 Ignorant of the ways of the world 47.3
9 Moody 43.9
10 Not competitive 34.1
11 Never thinks about sharing with others 30.3
12 Has their own spae 28.2
13 Narcissistic 26.2
14 Likes their delusions 18.6
15 Skilled at adult hospitality 15.7
16 Gives up easily 13.0
17 Conducts themselves prudently 8.2
18 Prefers small groups 7.9
19 Is particular in their search for an ideal partner 7.3
20 Jack of all trades 5.2
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