July 31, 2011 8:50am CST
Hi there fellow myLotters! How's everyone doing? I am just curious about this topic. Among your family and siblings, are you the eldest, middle or youngest? Or maybe you are an only child? I am the youngest in our family, hence, I am the spoiled brat of them all! I must admit that there surely are advantages of being the youngest in the family as I have brothers and sisters who I can ask money to whenever I need some. Also, having my brothers and sister around already prepares me on what lies ahead in growing up since they share their experiences with me. But of course, there are also disadvantages of being the youngest as they always bully me when we were still young and that they usually give you the dirty work sometimes whenever you share the household chores. But also there are disadvantages of being youngest too. I myself see that being young gave me the disadvantage of not being given much responsibility since they rather take on the responsibilities than assign it to me because they deem me young. I view this as a lost opportunity for me to learn how to handle responsibilities and to experience being in charge. How about you? How was it playing the role of your birth order? What are the advantages and disadvantages of your birth order position? Do you think that birth order greatly affects the resultant personality of an individual? I hope you guys don't mind sharing your thoughts regarding this.