Tuesday, August 12, 2014

First Born

Last week I was perusing facebook and happened on an interesting graphic about the characteristics of first, middle, last and only children.  As I was reading though the diagram, comparing myself to the characteristics of first born I couldn't help but say to myself, "Yes. Uh-huh. Oh ya. Yep. You know it. Dear Lord, yes..."

You get the idea.  

Birth Order and Characteristics
If anyone knows the original source, let me know!  I'd love to list it.

Over the weekend, I asked some of my girlfriends to compare themselves to the list and they felt some were true, but others weren't.  A few of them thought their husbands were poster children for certain ones though! 

I also asked my (one and only) little sister what she thought about the characteristics of last born kids and she didn't necessarily think that she fit the description.  She did commented that some (Outgoing, Competitive) were correct, but not all. 

Truth be told, I thought they were pretty spot on...

How do you think this measures up to your birth order and your personality? 


  1. That's interesting! I'm the baby... and the most financially responsible and natural leader of the family! But super competitive and outgoing. I wonder how that list was compiled? My hubby is the first, and all those characteristics are him to a T!

  2. I've always been so interested in birth order! I'm the first born and can definitely relate to a lot of those things, but my brother who is the youngest or last, definitely relates to more of the first born or middle child characteristics.

  3. Hm. Very interesting. I don't really think my profile fits me perfectly, but my family is a little strange. I have 3 older sisters--closest in age to one 7 years older than me. I'm totally not financially irresponsible, or outgoing. However, I do have a sense of humor and I get bored easily. On the contrary, I also identify with an only child in the sense that I'm a leader. I identify with the middle child in that I'm easy-going, a peace maker, and independent.

    I think I don't fit a profile because I didn't have the typical sibling relationship because we were so far apart.

  4. I'm the only and I have to say most of those apply. For once I was glad to not see 'spoiled' on there. Everyone always makes that comment when they hear you are an only child. My husband is an only too. I'd say he has some characteristics of a last and I have some of a middle child though too. Interesting!

  5. I'm the oldest...and I'd have to agree with those characteristics! I may be a know-it-all and bossy, but at least I'm responsible about it! :)

  6. Wow I'd say some are def spot on! haha I'm the youngest with only an older sis!

  7. Myla,
    I'm an oldest and fit the mold. The Rancher is a middle child and fits the discription except I don't think he feels like life is unfair. My Sister is the youngest and fits most of the traits.

    I always find birth order information interesting too. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Hi Myla,
    I'm a combination of the first and last. I am a last, but my brother is several years older than me, and we've often joked that we were so different and had this age gap that probably made us like two onlies. :)
    Interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing.:)

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