Friday, August 17, 2007

Birth Order Fun Facts...Do You Fit Yours?

First Born
  • Over half of all U.S. Presidents were First Borns or Only Children
  • First Borns are natural leaders - they tend to be reliable, conscientious and perfectionists who don't like surprises.
  • They tend to be "model children" who have a strong need for approval from anyone in charge
  • They tend to be company CEOs.
Only Children
  • They are first borns but in triplicate!
  • They are more responsible and even bigger perfectionists than first borns.
  • They usually get along better with people older than themselves.
Middle Child
  • The middle often feels the older siblings get all the glory while the younger sibling escapes all discipline.
  • The middle child feels the world pays less attention to them so they are more secretive and don't openly share their thoughts and feelings.
  • The middle child tends to go outside the family more for companionship so their friends and peer groups are very important.
  • They usually read people well and are peacemakers who see all sides to the situation; they're independent and inventive-they tend to be entrepreneurs rather than CEOs.
Last Born
  • The babies of the family are social and outgoing.
  • They are the most financially irresponsible - they just want to have a good time.
  • Many comedians are the last borns of their families - they know charm pays!
  • Last borns tend to be the least responsible of the siblings and can be easily spoiled.
The excerpts listed above are from an article by Dr. Kevin Leman - the complete article can be seen here.

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