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
1Used to being spoilt100
3Very selfish89.1
4Lives at their own pace82.2
5=Strong desires to monopolise things55.6
8Ignorant of the ways of the world47.3
10Not competitive34.1
11Never thinks about sharing with others30.3
12Has their own spae28.2
14Likes their delusions18.6
15Skilled at adult hospitality15.7
16Gives up easily13.0
17Conducts themselves prudently8.2
18Prefers small groups7.9
19Is particular in their search for an ideal partner7.3
20Jack of all trades5.2
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