Have you ever wondered how your siblings can be so utterly different to you?
One reason can be birth order and different children in the family using different strategies to get attention and love from your parents.
Psychologist Walter Toman was the first person to study the effect of birth order. His studies and many after have shown birth order to influence personality.
I’m the oldest child. Do I have the oldest child traits? All but one – conventional. I was not conventional for my family. I was the cycle breaker.
Is this a hard and fast rule? No, sometimes a middle child will take on the older child traits if the oldest is a complete rebel. The roles are fluid.
Anyway, take a look and see if the traits here fit your birth order.