Your birth order can really affect your personality. We all are more or less familiar with these common 4 stereotypes when it comes to birth order personalities:the only child always have trouble in sharing his or her feeling, the oldest child is always bossy, the youngest ones are naughty and spoilt and the middle – well the middle is stuck in the middle. Let us now look closely at each birth order along with typical characteristics associated with them.
Firstborns are natural leaders. They are often looked up to by others, and as a result, automatically take on a role of leadership. Parents are often the most strict with first-born children, and expect them to “set an example” for younger siblings.
First-born children tend to…
- Be reliable, conscientious and perfectionists who don’t like surprises.
- The oldest child feels the most pressure and have more goals to meet.
- Although, firstborns are typically aggressive, many are also compliant people pleasers
- They are seen as being the least likely to travel or be physically daring.
Middle children are like stuck in the middle. They often believe their elder siblings are given all the advantages and that the babies of the family are spoilt and given extra attention. However, being “stuck in the middle” often results in these individuals being skilled at compromising and getting along with others.
Middle born children tend to…
- They value meaningful bonds, and they know how to compromise and adapt easily to any situation
- They can usually read people well since they are used to dealing with both elder and younger ones.
- Develop skills or talents not shared by siblings- for example, if an older sibling is a star athlete, a middle born child may focus on music for their talent.
- Be the most varied of all of the birth positions – for example, he or she may be friendly and outgoing, or shy and quiet
- They tend to not openly share their thoughts or feelings.
Last-born children are often known as the “baby” of the family. They expect others to do things for them, make decisions, and take responsibility
Last-born children tend to…
- Be outgoing & socialize well, they can also be manipulative sometimes.
- Feel inferior to siblings & considered spoiled, demanding, or impatient
- Be the most creative one, but they can also be rebellious
- Develop abilities that older siblings don’t have
If you are an only child, you probably feel the pressure to achieve. As a result of gaining undivided attention from parents, only children are often considered to be self-centered.
Only children tend to…
- Be responsible, well-organized, perfectionists and imaginative
- Be comfortable with responsibility
- Not take criticism well
- Be comfortable with being the center of attention
- They are seen to be more in nature than other.