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Did you have a bossy older sister or brother? A goofy younger sibling? You may have experienced the outcome of your family’s birth order.
Humans have attempted to characterize how birth order affects who someone eventually becomes, and everyone seems to have their own idea about those traits.
Surprisingly, researchers have argued whether there is any association at all between the order a child is born and predictable personality traits.
Some experts believe that only children tend to be more mature. They are always surrounded by adults after all!
Human behavior expert Dr. Gail Gross told Huffington Post that these ‘lone wolf’ children have a tendency to be strongly independent.
Some also believe that this well-developed sense of independence can lead to problems cooperating with other children in social settings. That’s definitely one we’ve all heard before, right?
Firstborns seem to be the most driven to achieve.
Many believe that simply due to the fact that parents spend so much one-on-one time with their firstborn, these children eventually go on to become “over-responsible.”
These firstborns may demonstrate some “bossy” qualities when the siblings start rolling in.
Dr. Gail Gross highlights that second borns tend to be cooperative and flexible.
For this reason, Dr. Gross says that middle children tend to be really concerned with rules.
The crazy young one.
As a result, you may be a little more free-spirited.
It’s amazing that the young ones tend to turn out more lighthearted and goofy considering what they have to deal with…
At the end of the day, all of these unique personalities mix together to create one incredible family!