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sidra5397 sidra5397 7 years
Oh, and what if you've got like seven kids instead of like three. These rules sort of go out the window if you look at higher numbers... and probably different cultures too.
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
I am a first born, and I am successful, determined, ambitious, center of attention, and I am definitely smart. I have some of the negative traits as well. I am definitely high-strung. It sucks. My younger brother is an absolute spoiled brat, not as social, but he has some of the good personality traits, such as being affectionate and agreeable. He has the bad traits, too. My dad is the first born and exactly like me, and my mom is the middle child, and fits that description to a T. I noticed that with my mom she never wanted to be anyone else. My brother was always trying to compete with me. He never won...except at home, where he got the most love and attention simply for being the baby. Anywhere else, he was always in my shadow. This has always interested me.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I think there's some truth to the birth order-personality connection. Generally, I make friends with those who are the same birth order as I am. These friendships come about naturally and easily. However, when it comes to dating, I date men who are a DIFFERENT birth order from me. When it came to romantic relationships, this came about more naturally and easily. Odd.
sidra5397 sidra5397 7 years
Hmmm... I don't know where I fall. I'm a twin but I also sort of fall into the position of the middle child. It's weird. I don't trust these listed traits; they don't really fit my family or any others I know. I also don't think that a defining characteristic of an only child is that they are very close to their parents. In my cousin's case, who is an only child, she's more overly dependant on them than closer to them than say me and my siblings are to our own parents.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
I always believe the nice things it says about me but I always think the negative things are wrong. Go only children!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
These are interesting but, as you said, not very reliable. The descriptions seem to contradict themselves. You stated that first borns typically have higher IQs and it's generally accepted that youngests are more creative. However, it's been shown that the most creative people tend to have the highest IQs. (Though not necessarily the highest SAT scores, since the SAT isn't a test of raw intelligence.) I read a while ago that we typically only fill these roles within our families and since I've read that I've noticed it to be particularly true.
hiptobesquare hiptobesquare 7 years
I'm the oldest of only two, but she is defiantly the baby, and I am a hardcore 1st born.
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