Friday, November 8, 2013

McGonigal Twins

As you may recall, I love twins.  I discovered this set of twins when a friend of mine raved to me about Kelly McGonigal's book, The Willpower Instinct.  And I soon discovered she had an identical twin, Jane.

Kelly and Jane

Jane and Kelly McGonigal are identical twins are very bright and outgoing with their ideas.  They both have long, heart shaped faces, in my opinion (or are they oval?).  So what type are they?

I am wondering if they are the Oracle type by Paulos, like Teri & Linda Jamison, psychic twins, of the type Oracle.  In-Curve-Circle-Point (Water)

In means they smile less (introverted, whether inhibited or dishinibted), Curve means their eyes focus on one point (curvilinear thinking), Circle means a kind appearance (feeling), and Point means coming to closure, with a more yang shape face including heart shaped (judging).

The problem is that these women have astrological dominance of Air.

Jane McGonigal
Jane McGonigal
Jane McGonigal
Jane McGonigal
Kelly McGonigal, PhD, is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, and a leading expert in the new field of “science-help.” She is passionate about translating cutting-edge research from psychology, neuroscience, and medicine into practical strategies for health, happiness, and personal success.

Kelly McGonigal
Kelly McGonigal
Kelly McGonigal
Kelly McGonigal
Jane McGonigal was brought up in New Jersey by teacher parents who emphasized intellectual attainment; her identical twin, Kelly, is a psychologist and author. McGonigal received her BA in English from Fordham University in 1999,[1] and her PhD in performance studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006.[2][3]

Air: Sun, Mercury, North Node, Pluto, Venus, Moon
Earth: Uranus, Fire: Neptune, Saturn, Water, Jupiter, Mars

Jane and Kelly
My friend said she is not convinced these twins are identical.  She said there are different kinds of identical, so I looked it up.  She was referring to the 8th type of twin listed below, semi-identical.  I have had several sets of twins on my caseload over the years, including two sets of parasitic twin boys.  quite interesting

From here are types of twins:

1. Conjoined Twins

Conjoined twins are monozygotic multiples that do not fully separate from each other due to the incomplete division of the fertilized ovum. The individuals will be connected at certain points of the body, and may share tissue, organs or limbs.

2. Twins Conceived Separately: Superfetation

Normally when an egg is fertilized, a woman's cycle is interrupted and ovulation ceases. Rarely, however, an egg can be released while a woman is already pregnant, resulting in twins that are conceived at different times.

3. Twins with Different Fathers: Heteropaternal Superfecundation

Fraternal (dizygotic) twins are the result of hyperovulation, the release of multiple eggs in a single cycle. Superfecundation describes a situation where the eggs are fertilized by sperm from separate incidences of sexual intercourse. In a case where a woman has sex with different partners, the twins could have different fathers and the apporpriate term is heteropaternal superfecundation.

4. "Half Identical" Twins: Polar Body Twins

There are two types of twins, right? Dizygotic (fraternal) twins result when two eggs are fertilied. Monozygotic (identical) twins come from a single fertilized egg that splits. But what if the egg splits and then each half meets a sperm? That's the proposed theory for polar body or "half-identical" twins, twins who are very much alike but aren't a 100% DNA match. Although it seems to be a reasonable theory, there is no definitive test to confirm polar body twinning.

5. Boy/Girl Identical (Monozygotic) Twins

Identical (monozygotic) twins are always same gender because they form from a single zygote that contains either male (XY) or female (XX) sex chromosome. However, there have been a few reported cases of a genetic mutation in male twins where one twin loses an Y chromosome and develops as a female. The female twin would be afflicted with Turner's Syndrome, characterized by short stature and lack of ovarian development. Of course, another explanation for gender differences in identical twins is an identical twin who undergoes a sex change operation.

6. Mirror Image Twins

Mirror image twins are monozygotic, twint that form from a single fertilized egg. When the split occurs late - more than a week after conception - the twins can develop reverse asymmetric features. This term is not really a type of twin, just an way to describe their physical features. For exmample, they may be right- and left-handed, have birthmarks on opposite sides of their body, or have hair whorls that swirl in opposite directions. In theory, if the twins faced each other, they would appear to be exact reflections of each other. About 25% of identical twins are mirror image twins.

7. Parasitic Twins

A type of conjoined twins that develops asymmetrically, with a smaller, less formed twin dependent on the stronger, larger twin. Manar Maged gained notoriety after being featured on Oprah. A variation of parasitic twinning is fetus in fetu, where an abnormally formed mass of cells grows inside the body of its monozygotic twin. It survives during pregnancy, and even occasionally after birth, by tapping directly into the blood supply of the host twin. This reportdescribes an Indian man whose fetus in fetu was discovered as an adult.

8. Semi-Identical Twins

A type of twinning identified in a pair of three-year-old twins in 2007. Described as identical on the mother's side but sharing only half their father's genes, the rare twins developed when two sperm fertilized a single egg, which then split. One twin is a hermaphrodite being raised as a female, with both testicular and ovarian structures, while the other is anatomically male.

... but hey, don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane

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