In the data set used for analysis, only people with some proof of a twin pregnancy were included, and of this answers made by this group only the questions that received the strongest answers were counted. This gave us 250 people.
By the end of the analysis, we had reached the point where I could dare to suggest a psychological profile of womb twin survivors. I had dared to posit such a profile before in 2007 here on this blog, and I published these latest results in 2009 - not much different, and more comprehensive, on the forum and on this blog in November 2009.
The results are available as a free download PDF here
In summary, the seven most common psychological characteristics of womb twin survivors are these:
1. A sense of something missing
The questionnaire statement was: "All my life I have felt as if something is missing"
2. A fear of rejection
The questionnaire statement was: "I fear rejection"
The questionnaire statement was: "I know I am not realising my full potential"
4. Feeling different from others
The questionnaire statement was: "I feel different from other people"
5. Constantly searching without know what for or why
The questionnaire statement was: "I have been searching for something all my life but I don’t know what it is"
6. A paradoxical sense of isolation from others
The questionnaire statement was: "Deep down, I feel alone, even when I am among friends."
7. A fear of abandonment
The questionnaire statement was: "I fear abandonment."