Does your birth order describe your life?
November 9, 2006 9:07am CST
I found this info on a website that was describing the characterists of children according to the order that they were born. Does it describe u and your family's life? ONLY: Birth is a miracle. Parents have no previous experience. Retains 200% attention from both parents. May become rival of one parent. Can be over-protected and spoiled. Likes being the center of adult attention. Often has difficulty sharing with siblings and peers. Prefers adult company and uses adult language. OLDEST: Dethroned by next child. Has to learn to share. Parent expectations are usually very high. Often given resposnsibility and expected to set an example. May become authoritarian or strict. Feels power is his right. Can become helpful if encouraged. May turn to father after birth of next child. SECOND: He has a pacemaker. There is always someone ahead. Is more competitive, wants to overtake older child. May become a rebel or try to outdo everyone. Competition can deteriorate into rivalry. MIDDLE: Is "sandwiched" in. May feel squeezed out of a position of privilege and significance. May be even-tempered, "take it or leave it" attitude. May have trouble finding a place or become a fighter of injustice. YOUNGEST: Has many mothers and fathers. Older children try to educate him. Never dethroned. Wants to be bigger than the others. May have huge plans that never work out. Can stay the "baby." Frequently spoiled. TWIN: One is usually stronger or more active. Parents may see one as the older. Can have identity problems. Stronger one may become the leader. "GHOST CHILD": Child born after the death of the first child may have a "ghost" in front of him. Mother may become over-protective. Child may exploit mother's over-concern for his well-being, or he may rebel, and protest the feeling of being compared to an idealized memory. ADOPTED CHILD: Parents may be so thankful to have a child that they spoil him. They may try to compensate for the loss of his biological parents. Child may become very spoiled and demanding. Eventually, he may resent or idealize the biological parents. ONLY BOY AMONG GIRLS: Usually with women all the time, if father is away. May try to prove he is the man in the family, or become effeminate. ONLY GIRL AMONG BOYS: Older brothers may act as her protectors. Can become very feminine, or a tomboy and outdo the brothers. May try to please the father. ALL BOYS: If mother wanted a girl, can be dressed as a girl. Child may capitalize on assigned role or protest it vigorously. ALL GIRLS: May be dressed as a boy. Child may capitalize on assigned role or protest it vigorously