The subject of birth order is such a fascinating one. Kevin Leman is the modern birth order expert. The oldest/only children are usually the more mature, ambitious, and intelligent ones because they interacted with adults earlier in their lives. The middle child is the overlooked and forgotten one in their families. They are not considered as individual but as someone's older/younger sibling. Well, the youngest- is just that- the pampered baby who gets away with murder! In your opinion, what is the favorite and most maligned of birth orders!
I'm the youngest and I disagree totally with each and everyone of the points.
But, its interesting to note that many families are the opposite -Hmm
Sounds like statistics from the 1950's when families were two parent families, with 2.5 kids, all living in the same household with the white picket fence, all a neat and tidy package. There are so many variables that form a child's personality, I find these generalizations of character to be more limiting for growth than anything.
Happy Holidays to you and yours..
I find that interesting and completely unrelated to me or my family. I am not an only child nor am I a middle child.
Then what birth order are you? By the way, Merry Christmas Cagsil!
Hey Gmwilliams, I certainly hope you have a great holiday season and be safe.
Birth order of my family is that I'm the second child of two. Therefore, I'm not the oldest nor am I the middle, nor am I an only child. I am the youngest, but I'm not compared to my other sibling, nor am I less intelligent than the older sibling. It's quite the opposite.
The precious baby. Now I gotcha! Heeee(laughing malnovently). Not to digress. I love people and their psychosociological makings and that is why I love HubPages so much. Again, Happy Felicitations!
by Grace Marguerite Williams8 months ago
Frank J. Sulloway in his breakout bestseller, BORN TO REBEL, indicated that one adopts attitudes and respond to the environment, familial or outside, based upon one's respective birth order. Dr. Sulloway...
by Grace Marguerite Williams4 years ago
According to Dr. Kevin Leman, author of many birth order books including FIRSTBORN ADVANTAGE and THE BIRTH ORDER BOOK, oldest and only children are THE MOST LIKELY to be the most successful in academia and in the...
by Lisa HW5 months ago
My theory is that most people seem to like whatever place they've ended up with among their siblings. Most also do seem to have a few minor gripes about it. Without considering anything you've ever read in...
by HouseSeller4 years ago
It's true.. I don't care how much you deny it but if you have more than one child, you have a favourite child. Yes you will utterly deny it if someone asked you who your favourite kid was. Hell I bet the majority of you...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.