Signs You’re the Black Sheep of the Family

Baxter Jacinto

Signs You’re the Black Sheep

of the Family

By Baxter Jacinto

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Sometimes, there’s that one family member who’s branded as the ‘black sheep’, the one that brings disgrace to the family–an outcast that has either committed something bad or fails to live up the standards of his/her respective family.

If you’re wondering where you stand, here are a couple of signs that you might actually be the black sheep of the family.

People wait for you to commit a mistake

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You feel like people are waiting for you to commit a mistake which they can then use to scrutinize you – especially your parents.


Family dinners are toxic

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There will always be a time in the dining table where your family members will bring up a past mistake or indiscretion which they use to criticize you.


You are warned by your family

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Your family will tell you not to embarrass them in public, or when with other relatives; as if you’re bound to intentionally do it.


Deciding the future is confusing

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Your chosen career path will also be scrutinized. You will be questioned if you’re capable of doing such things –which leaves you feeling you’re being forced to choose what you consider something mediocre.