I was reading an article about the Oldest, Middle, Youngest, and Only Child, and here are bits of what it said:
While oldest children may have had a more strict - or at least watchful - upbringing, it also means they received a lot of attention because they had their parents all to themselves.
Many world leaders are firstborn kids, who are typically more driven and motivated. They are also extremely competitive, confident, organized, and strive for greatness.
Most middle children tend to be social and surround themselves with friends and collegues for support, which make them great networkers and entrepreneurs. They aren't going to argue or compete with the older or younger sibling. Middle children will adapt to any situation and try to mediate and act as a peacemaker during rocky situations.
Like firstborns, last-borns also tends to be highly motivated and driven. They're competitive as well, but in most cases, they won't directly compete with their siblings - they're most likely to take a different course or even move to a new geographic location.
"They're always questioning the system and asking why things need to be that way. "
This rebellious attitude also leads them to be more free-spirited, outgoing, and prone to taking more risks.
Youngest children know when to throw out a good joke or two - a study found that last-borns are more funny and easy going compared to their older brothers and sisters.
Only children may get an unfair characteristic as being lonely and extra self-involved. But research actually shows they possess cooperativeness, leadership, and emotional stability at the same levels as those with siblings.
Guess who the Oldest Child is? Nel!
Guess who the Middle Child is? Jess!
Guess who the Youngest Child is? Me!
I laughed when it said that "they're always questioning the system" because that sounds like me. When I see something that doesn't look right, someone being treated unfairly, one single person being picked on and pecked at by many, I will step in and say something. Maybe this has something to do with being the youngest child. : )
So, what child are you?