Just because 2 people are siblings, it doesn't mean they'll be alike - even identical twins can be polar opposites. It doesn't matter if you've been brought up in the exact same environment with the same parents, it seems like a vast number of siblings can still turn out completely dissimilar.
But one sister duo has taken this to the extreme - aka they literally do not resemble each other in the slightest. So much so that a Twitter thread comparing the sisters' very different houses has gone viral.
Of course, people have been quick to make hilarious comparisons and memes about the pair as well.
You honestly won't believe how different these two sisters are...
Science has proven that while siblings share genes, they rarely share the same personalities.Scientists have long established that personality is a result of the environment rather than genetics.
But don't siblings grow up in the same environment?
via: GettyWell, yes, but even though most kids grow up in the same home, their experiences can still be worlds apart. Some of these things can be subtle, like not being at the same age during a family event like a divorce or a big move. Or, it could also be down to parents treating their kids differently. We know we've all had a moan about a touch of sibling favoritism before.
There's also research suggesting that siblings will actively try to be different from each other.The reasons for this can range from trying to establish a unique identity (especially in twins) to trying to get the attention of their parents.
And differences often grow over time.According to behavioral geneticist, Gerd Kempermann, an experiment with mice showed that even genetically identical animals behave differently and that these differences grow with time. Okay, so we aren't mice, but you get the picture.
But there's one sibling duo who really are worlds apart.2 sisters from Detroit have gone viral after posting images of their polar opposite styles and houses on social media.
Alexandria Bishop, one half of the sister duo, was the one who posted the snaps.
As you can see, their personal styles are a little different.
via: TwitterThe sisters are often referred to as "Malibu Barbie" and "Wednesday Addams," and we can certainly see why. You can't get much more different than that.
And when Alexandria posted images of her and her sister's houses, they instantly went viral.
This is Alexandria's front door.
via: TwitterAs you can see, it's very inviting, complete with a coffin and an extremely welcoming doormat.
In quite the shift of aesthetic, here's Jessica's:
via: TwitterJessica's colorful, unicorn-themed backyard is worlds apart from her sister's preference for gothic decor.
Keeping to her dark theme, Alexandria's living room is, well, dark.
via: TwitterDecked out with dozens of posters and drawings, as well as geeky memorabilia, topped off with skulls (unsurprisingly), and completed by the cute little pup. Her taste in decor is certainly true to her "Wednesday Adams" label.
People loved Alexandria's home so much that she received requests for more snaps.
I love my home https://t.co/W0gVF0TaLR— ♝ 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐚 𝐁𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩 ♝ (@♝ 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐚 𝐁𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩 ♝)1560950749.0
Jessica's living room is as you'd expect.
via: TwitterColorful walls and cozy comforts... did we expect anything less from the woman with a rainbow fence in her back garden?
Alexandria has posted even more visual proof of her and her sister's style differences.
via: TwitterLike this picture, wherein it quite literally looks like a rainbow fairy took Wednesday Adams out for the day.
Or this one, where Alexandria looks less than amused.
via: TwitterAlexandria doesn't look quite as happy to be at Disney as her sister does.
Alexandria says that their drastic style differences are due to their age gap.
via: TwitterSpeaking to Buzzfeed, she explained: "Jessica and I have a pretty big age gap, so we naturally have been interested in different things. Our style only became drastically different when we became adults and started dressing how we truly wanted."
But, despite being polar opposites, they both get along really well.Metro.
As you can imagine, after Alexandria posted the snaps, Twitter lapped it up.
My sister and I are polar opposites. Her home vs mine 🌈⚰️ https://t.co/NYt80aEo0H— ♝ 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐚 𝐁𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩 ♝ (@♝ 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐚 𝐁𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩 ♝)1563459009.0
Take a look at the reactions...
@aalexandriabish https://t.co/sJfNRtazH8— Metal Man Stan Account (@Metal Man Stan Account)1563465966.0
Or this one.How amazing would it be if they lived next to each other?
In fact, after seeing the tweet, Alexandria had the best response.
@Lithunium_Snow We need to get houses next to each other asap 🖤🌈— ♝ 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐚 𝐁𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩 ♝ (@♝ 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐚 𝐁𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩 ♝)1563459210.0
Others shared their own experiences with their polar opposite siblings.
@aalexandriabish same with my brother https://t.co/v10yyRlt61— lex 🖤🤍 (@lex 🖤🤍)1563467162.0
These sisters are basically carbon copies of Alexandria and Jessica.
@aalexandriabish wow same?????? @Kuragari_Okami https://t.co/Cai6EW2bNg— art goblin (@art goblin)1563463824.0
If anything, the Twitter thread has shown us that having "opposite" siblings is actually quite common.
@aalexandriabish My sis and I are the same 😂😂 https://t.co/1jSEEvMBsB— DIAMANTE (@DIAMANTE)1563519521.0