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Are you a first-born child, a middle-born child, or the baby of the family? Look at the characteristics for your birth order. Do you see yourself? Very long, but just read where you fit.

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First Born Children

The first born child is usually the child with the most attention directed at him/her. This common event is part of the reason this particular child turns out the way he/she does. There are two typical types of first born children, compliant and aggressive. The first born in your family can be either one of these two types, and have these typical traits:

Compliant Traits

People Pleasers
Crave Approval
Nurturers
Caregivers
Reliable
Concientious
Cooperative
Team Players
"Grin and bear it" mentatlity

Aggressive Traits

Movers and shakers
Natural leaders
Perfectionists
Driven
Conventional
Always have things under control
Assertive
Want things their way
These two types of first born children may seem very different, but they do share quite a few characteristics.

Common Traits

Energetic
Logical
Ambitious
Enterprising
Scholarly
Middle Children

Middle children are quite often the most difficult children to both read and to raise. Middle children are quite often referred to as the "Mysterious Middle Child", this is due in large part to the fact that there are two types of middle born children. Tese two types of middle borns are not as clearly defined as the two types of first borns, they do not possess simple "names", therefore for confusion's sake we will refer to them as Middle Born #1 and Middle Born #2.

Middle Born #1

Loner
Quiet Shy
Impatient
Uptight

Middle Born #2

Outgoing
Friendly
Loud
Laid back
Patient
Middle born children are quite difficult to pin down, however they tend to be the opposite of their older sibling. There are however, a few characteristics that both types of middle born share.

Common Traits

Flexible
Diplomatic
Rebellious
Attention seeking
Competitive
Peacemakers
Last Born Children


Last born children are quite often the life of the party.
Last born children tend to be the easiest to define when it comes to the correlation between birth order and personality, this is mostly due to the fact that there is only one main type of last born.

Last Born Traits
Risk takers
Idealists
Good sense of humor
Hard working
Immature
Attention seeking
Secretive
Sensitive

Last born children are often considered the baby of the family, and live up to this role. At times it is difficult for the last born child to find his/her place in the family, as the first and middle child have already left huge footprints to follow in, and carved their own niche into the family.
Only Children

Only children are often referred to as "First Borns in Triplicate", this is due to the fact that these children are extreme versions of first born children. Onlies, as they are affectionately called, tend to be an extrememist in all aspects of life.

Only Traits
Mature faster
Get along well with older people
Responisible
Self-Centered
Perfectionists
Attention seekers
Use adult language
Prefer adult company
Have difficulty sharing
Only children are special type of birth order, in the sense that they are capable of being any of the three "main" types of birth order. However, most of these only children do possess characteristics commonly associated with the aggressive first born child.
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  • mona 2009/07/29 11:11:02
    First born, I do have these traits
    mona
    +4
    I am first born & most of the traits are quit right

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  • Owen Ramashia 2013/02/19 12:55:07
    Last born, baby of the family, and I do have these traits
    Owen Ramashia
    I am a last born. I have some of the first born and last born traits.
  • shirley.eubanks 2012/06/07 15:58:46
    Last born, baby of the family, and I do have these traits
    shirley.eubanks
    I am a third born and my son who is a first born married a middle but she does she is having a hard time getting along with me what am i do or how can i help her to respect and get along with me as a third born?
  • War Eagle 2011/09/03 18:56:53
    First born, I do have these traits
    War Eagle
    I have some of the first born traits but i also have a few middle child traits because i have an older sister 14 years my senior
  • MichelleRenee'Reece 2010/09/22 22:25:39
    First born, I do have these traits
    MichelleRenee'Reece
    +1
    I am the first girl after my two older brothers by 5+ years and have a twin brother born after me. I fit a mixture of the first born traits and the only child.
  • mona 2009/07/29 11:11:02
    First born, I do have these traits
    mona
    +4
    I am first born & most of the traits are quit right
  • kaylynbutler 2009/05/10 03:20:02
    First born, I do have these traits
    kaylynbutler
    I see myself on both lists, but not all traits. I also see my daughter who is also an oldest on both lists, but with different traits that I don't have.
  • j.w.t.sgurl 2009/03/19 21:14:24
    I am ........... born, but I don't fit the criteria
    j.w.t.sgurl
    +1
    I am first born but dont get all the attention! :(
  • Sexy Kitty 2009/01/06 22:49:40
    Only child and I do have these traits
    Sexy Kitty
    +1
    I am an only child and have SOME of the traits.
  • *~Amelie~* 2009/01/04 22:51:47
    First born, I do have these traits
    *~Amelie~*
    +1
    im my mums 1st born, but my dads 5th born. but i do seem to have some 1st born traits
  • Artemis ~PHAET 2009/01/04 14:52:47
    First born, I do have these traits
    Artemis ~PHAET
    +1
    I have many traits from the other categories too, and some of the traits of the first born don't fit me, but I'm a compliant first born.
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2009/01/04 09:49:56
    I am ........... born, but I don't fit the criteria
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    +1
    I'm number 5 out of seven but these traits don't fit any of the kids of the family in their order.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ Hula gi... 2009/01/04 16:50:00
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    Research definitely doesn't apply to every single child. ; - )
  • Ally 2009/01/04 09:21:57
    First born, I do have these traits
    Ally
    +1
    Every single one of them is true.
  • that0neguy 2009/01/04 06:13:59
    Last born, baby of the family, and I do have these traits
    that0neguy
    +1
    I am the "Baby-bumpkin" of my family, second and last. I share some of those traits, but not all.
  • SparkleyPie 2009/01/04 06:11:15
    I am ........... born, but I don't fit the criteria
    SparkleyPie
    +1
    I'm kind of an only and a first born. My little brother wasn't born until I was 11.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ Sparkle... 2009/01/04 16:51:03
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    +1
    I was barely fifteen when I became the 'only child' out of four. ;- )
  • Lynn \m/ 2009/01/04 04:33:42
    Second born and I do have these traits
    Lynn \m/
    +1
    I fit into middle born #1..to a T
  • Angel 2009/01/04 04:24:52
    Last born, baby of the family, and I do have these traits
    Angel
    +1
    I am not an attention seeker , and I don't feel immature but the others are true....
  • inomi03 2009/01/04 03:52:24
    I am ........... born, but I don't fit the criteria
    inomi03
    +1
    I am first born.
  • Suicide is Painless~<3 Rev~<3 2009/01/04 03:46:21
    First born, I do have these traits
    Suicide is Painless~<3 Rev~<3
    +1
    First Born Children

    The first born child is usually the child with the most attention directed at him/her. This common event is part of the reason this particular child turns out the way he/she does. There are two typical types of first born children, compliant and aggressive. The first born in your family can be either one of these two types, and have these typical traits:

    Compliant Traits

    Nurturers
    Caregivers
    Reliable
    Concientious
    "Grin and bear it" mentatlity

    Aggressive Traits

    Movers and shakers
    Driven

    Common Traits

    Energetic
    Logical
    Ambitious
    Enterprising
    Scholarly


    I used to be more of a "People Pleaser" and then I realized most people aren't worth it. I actually have more traits from the last born then I do first born; most of them apply to me.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ Suicide... 2009/01/04 04:02:45
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    +1
    Interesting. I've been a people-pleaser for so long and it's a bad habit to break. ; - )
  • Suicide... ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2009/01/04 04:07:52
    Suicide is Painless~<3 Rev~<3
    +1
    It was fairly easy for me since I don't really like to interact with people.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ Suicide... 2009/01/04 04:13:53
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    +1
    I am gregarious, but I don't mind spending time alone. Good thing, because I live alone and have for some time. ; - )
  • Moderated 2009/01/04 03:39:15
    First born, I do have these traits
    Moderated
    +1
    I'm a combination of all traits. The desired son was born when I was 7, stealing all my thunder. I was ignored a lot after that. Oh well. Made me very independant and self-suffient. = )
  • wedase 2009/01/04 03:38:13
    Last born, baby of the family, and I do have these traits
    wedase
    +1
    Risk takers
    Hard working
    Secretive
    Sensitive
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ wedase 2009/01/04 04:03:20
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    I'm last born, too.
  • ElectronicAlexa [dhr] 2009/01/04 03:35:34
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ Electro... 2009/01/04 04:03:50
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    +1
    Same here! ; - )
  • bye 2009/01/04 03:34:47
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ bye 2009/01/04 04:04:50
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    +1
    It does make sense. By the time I was 15, my three siblings had left home, one way or another, and I was then the only child.
  • lauraღ 2009/01/04 03:34:11
    First born, I do have these traits
    lauraღ
    +2
    I am really driven and ambitious. And no matter what my friends and I are doing, I always feel the need to be the leader. Oh the joys of being a first born! (:
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ lauraღ 2009/01/04 04:05:17
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    That's cool!
  • riverbeauty™ 2009/01/04 03:33:32
    Second born and I do have these traits
    riverbeauty™
    +1
    I am the second of three girls. My older sis is 14 months older and my younger sis is 7 years younger.


    Middle Children

    Middle children are quite often the most difficult children to both read and to raise. Middle children are quite often referred to as the "Mysterious Middle Child", this is due in large part to the fact that there are two types of middle born children. Tese two types of middle borns are not as clearly defined as the two types of first borns, they do not possess simple "names", therefore for confusion's sake we will refer to them as Middle Born #1 and Middle Born #2.

    Middle Born #1

    Loner
    Quiet Shy
    Impatient
    Uptight

    Middle born children are quite difficult to pin down, however they tend to be the opposite of their older sibling. There are however, a few characteristics that both types of middle born share.

    Common Traits

    Flexible
    Diplomatic
    Rebellious
    Attention seeking
    Competitive
    Peacemakers
  • Bianca 2009/01/04 03:32:45
    First born, I do have these traits
    Bianca
    +1
    i am the first born and that kinda explains me but not really
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ Bianca 2009/01/04 04:06:33
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    so it's true but it's not true. Not everyone fits the mold, huh?
  • Bianca ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2009/01/04 04:07:29
    Bianca
    +1
    not everyone

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