Are middle born children more confident in a family?

@dhawanbm (3706)
India
May 22, 2009 7:14am CST
Most often it has been seen that the middle born children are most confident, Its evident from my personal experience, my sister is middle born among we siblings and is much more confident and has become a doctor!
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@anonymili (3140)
22 May 09
To be honest, in my experience people who are middle born children are not the most confident and generally have more issues that oldest or youngest children. I know several people who have 3 kids and it's generally the middle one who has more behavioural issues such as attention seeking, the oldest is treated as more grown up, being the first born and all, the youngest is treated as the baby and often the middle child gets ignored or blamed for anything that goes wrong. This, of course, is not always the case. I can't say that I've noticed anyone that I know who is a middle child is more confident that their older or younger siblings and even as I write this, I have racked my brains trying to think of someone to prove you right but I honestly can't lol :)
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@dhawanbm (3706)
• India
23 May 09
yes the middle born are teh most confident and they often shine in the life as tehy are masters of themselves and achieve success!
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@kath_b (116)
• Philippines
22 May 09
dependz..sometimes there's a middle child syndrome going on where the eldest and the youngest are more favored by the parent and the middle is left out. That usually happens if there are three siblings and the middle ones are like sometimes forgotten. Sometimes they are more rebellious. Its what i have observed from my third cousins and in my father's family too.
@dhawanbm (3706)
• India
23 May 09
middle child are often forgotten but i think they are loved too the most
• India
22 May 09
ya i feel the middle born kids are more confident than the first kid or the last one because the first kid n the last kids are the most pampered n spoilt kids whereas the middle ones are always given resposibilties since there childhood they know how to take responsibilties in a better way
@dhawanbm (3706)
• India
23 May 09
you want to say theat they take responsibilities of course they are sensible as they gain exp