We all know the perception of only children, youngest children, older children, and, of course, the overlooked middle child, but how much of that is real?
Well, it’s definitely true that the order in which kids are born has an effect on their personality. But it’s still unclear whether it’s nature or nurture that dictates it.
Take a look and see for yourself. Do you fit the descriptions below?
Perception isn't always reality. If it was, then every older sibling would be "bossy" to some degree.
For centuries, people have tried to determine how birth order REALLY affects a person's personality and mindset.
Lots of ideas have been tossed around, but many have been disregarded.
Researchers still can't agree on whether the birth order innately affects the child or if it's the family structure that follows that shapes the kids.
Nevertheless, there are some traits that are clearly correlated to where you lie in the order of birth among your siblings, so let’s take a look at them!
Experts contend that only children tend to be more mature.
That makes a degree of sense, since they hang out with adults (their parents) far more than a kid with siblings would.
Only children also tend to be more independent than those with siblings. They have fewer opportunities to play with others, so they are left to develop themselves.