The Middle Child

  1. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago

    The middle child is often the most misunderstood of all birth orders.  Middle children are often not seen as the unique individuals they are.  They are often someone else's older and/or younger sibling.  Oftentimes, they are often ignored by their families.   They are often caught in an in-between position in their respective families.    Their birth orders often make them great and excellent negotiators and advocates for the underdog and other outsiders.   Middle children are often the silent bedrocks of their families.    Middle children are the most underappreciated children around.  Do you agree and/or disagree?

    1. Alecia Murphy profile image89
      Alecia Murphyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Have you ever noticed how many famous people are middle children? I think internally some of them do have a need to seek attention and praise by gaining accolades and honors. But the same can be said for the youngest and in some cases the oldest. Everyone is never going to feel completely validated by their parents or their siblings, so that struggle is a lifelong thing.  I think it differs between and within families, so there's never going to be an exact way to generalize to a populace.

      1. gmwilliams profile image86
        gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        What you said is true.  Famous middle children include the late Charles Bronson, Madonna, Marilu Henner, Tim Allen,  Sarah Jessica Parker, and Bill Murray.   Middle children because of their nebulous position in the family are often ignored and bypassed by their parents and siblings.  Because of this, some choose to be totally anonymous, just fading into the background while others become highly aggressive and vocal in order never to be overlooked and ignored ever!