How Does Birth Order Affect Your Personality?
According to a report by Norweigian social scientists, birth order affects our personality, intelligence, and career choices.
“The one thing you can bet your paycheck on is the firstborn and second-born in any given family are going to be different,” adds Dr. Kevin Leman, psychologist and author of ‘The Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are.’
The firstborns are usually the leader of the pack. These kids receive the most amount of attention when they are born, but receive the least amount of perks and attention as soon as the other siblings arrive. As a result, they are typically reliable, cautious, controlling, and high achievers.
“Firstborns bask in their parents’ presence, which may explain why they sometimes act like mini-adults. Firstborns are diligent and want to be the best at everything they do. They excel at winning the hearts of their elders,” according to AmericanBaby.com
On the other hand, middle-kids are consistently trying to find their roles within the family, as they aren’t quite the oldest or the youngest. As a result, middle kids tend to be people-pleasers, willing to compromise, and more rebellious compared to the oldest child.
Last but certainly not the least, youngest children tend to be more free-spirited. They tend to be outgoing, creative, and attention-seeking.
So what if you’re the only child?
“Being the only child is a unique position in a family,” the publication also explained. “Without any siblings to compete with, the only child monopolizes his parents’ attention and resources, not just for a short period of time like a firstborn, but forever. In effect, this makes an only child something like a “super-firstborn.”"
As a result, an only-child tends to be extremely conscientious, diligent, and oftentimes stubborn.
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