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The Ten BEST Things About Being the Middle Child

Updated on September 8, 2013
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Grace knows birth order dynamics. Children are treated differently based upon their respective birth orders.

Middle children cannot be easily described. They are often quite unfathomable. However, there are GOOD things about being a middle child.  They include:
Middle children cannot be easily described. They are often quite unfathomable. However, there are GOOD things about being a middle child. They include:
(1) not being control freak. Middle children tend to view people as individuals. They DON't see people as pawns & objects to control & use/play psychological games with.
(1) not being control freak. Middle children tend to view people as individuals. They DON't see people as pawns & objects to control & use/play psychological games with.
(2) being very independent. Middle children are often unnoticed& overlooked by their families, being left to their own devices.They have the COURAGE to go to unchartered territories where their siblings HAVEN'T gone.
(2) being very independent. Middle children are often unnoticed& overlooked by their families, being left to their own devices.They have the COURAGE to go to unchartered territories where their siblings HAVEN'T gone.
(3) knowing the art of diplomacy.Middle children are quite the peacemakers.They KNOW that more can be accomplished by the gentle art of persuasion than by brute force.They are proficient in using tact whether it's with family or nonfamily members.
(3) knowing the art of diplomacy.Middle children are quite the peacemakers.They KNOW that more can be accomplished by the gentle art of persuasion than by brute force.They are proficient in using tact whether it's with family or nonfamily members.

You are Quite a Diplomat and a Negotiator

Ah, the middle child. People really do not quite know how to describe you. Who are you exactly? You can be quite unfathomable sometimes and at other times you can be quite easy to know. You are the everyperson of the birth order. The middle child is one of the beta birth orders. You not that dominant and can be quite a chameleon. You know how to play the game of life and can play it quite well. Here are the ten BEST things about being a middle child- sit back and buckle your seat belts!

(10) You are not a control freak. You see people as the individuals they are, not pawns to be controlled and to play power games with.

(9) Oftentimes you can be described as having excellent social and people skills. Of course, you have too- you are sandwiched between the controlling oldest child and the self-indulgent youngest child. You have to play the go between regarding your siblings many times.

(8) Because you are often unnoticed and overlooked in your family, you are often left to your own devices and to fend for yourself. As a result of these things, you have the courage to be very independent and to chart out new avenues which your siblings and/or family have not charted before.

(7) You do not believe that MIGHT equals RIGHT. You can see the side of the aggressor and the underdog. You are often the most democratic of all birth orders. You usually make one of the BEST and MOST DEMOCRATIC supervisors and leaders. Being autocratic is not in your character.

(6) You know the art of diplomacy and believe in being the peacemaker. You believe that more is solved with honey than with vinegar. You know the art of using tact in your relationships whether with family or nonfamily members.

(5) You are often the power behind the throne. Many middle children are the bridges to their families. They often do work which is often unappreciated. Think of Maxine Joseph, the prototype middle child in the movie SOUL FOOD who mends the family after the death of the matriarch. Middle children are good at keeping the family together.

(4) You have no ego and believe that ego is a waste of time. People are people- let us all get along already.

(3) You are comfortable not being the STAR in the family. You see nothing wrong in being the supporting player. In fact, you are very comfortable in that role.

(2) You are totally an unselfish person.. If there is anyone who is the most unselfish of all birth orders- it is the MIDDLE CHILD.

(1) You are many people-literally. You can assume and adopt many roles to fit the situation at hand. You are the jack of all trades of the family.


and (4) being so many people-LITERALLY.Middle children usually adopt roles as "the other" sibling. As a result of adopting roles so easily, they truly are the jack of all trade inside & outside their families.
and (4) being so many people-LITERALLY.Middle children usually adopt roles as "the other" sibling. As a result of adopting roles so easily, they truly are the jack of all trade inside & outside their families.

© 2011 Grace Marguerite Williams

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