Embrace your unique traits, and celebrate what makes you individuals. Just because you and your siblings grew up together doesn’t mean you are all the same. You are not interchangeable parts in a family unit; on the contrary you each offer your own strengths and weaknesses, and you need to not only be aware of your differences, but also welcome those traits and how you complement each other in your relationship. Often sibling rivalry develops when parents try to compare children, thereby forcing competition between their kids. Instead of seeing how you and your siblings measure up against one another, focus on how you all differ and excess in different aspects of your life or careers. Praise your siblings for what they have achieved, and don’t focus on how it lines up to your own accomplishments.