Many factors are said to have an impact on personality like genes, parents, location, friends, and the list goes on. Birth order is another factor that influences on personality. In other words, your position in your family e.g. whether you are first born middle child or the younger one, it can reveal a lot about your personality, now here’s something bit more innovative it also helps to predict your health.
According to psychoanalyst Alfred Adler, “our birth order predicted our personality to a great extent.”
First-borns are natural-born leaders. They are used to being the center of attention, often over-achievers who are perfectionists.
They are more intelligent than their younger siblings.
In a Japanese study of more than 13,000 children between ages 7 to 15, the oldest siblings were more likely to have hay fever and food allergies than their younger siblings. Because older kids are overprotected from germs compared to younger ones.
A recent research from New Zealand found that first-born kids are at greater risk for High Blood Pressure and Diabetes.
Middle-born children are typically the mediators and peacemakers. They are usually more secretive and often feel isolated.
Prevention magazine reported, Middle kids have a 5 % lower risk of gum disease.
Adapt easily to any situation.
According to Israeli happiness surveys Katrin Schumann, co-author of The Secret Power of Middle Children, “Middle kids are the happiest and most satisfied in relationships.”
Middle-born children are more open-minded.
They are more playful, and since they have to fight for attention, they have developed a sense of humor as a way of doing that.
They are Fun loving, Uncomplicated, Manipulative, Outgoing, Attention seeker and Self-centered as compared to their Elder siblings.
They are most vulnerable to addictive habits.
In fact, one study of Swedish adults found that later-born were more likely to die of respiratory related cancers than elder siblings.
The researchers suspect this may be because younger siblings begin smoking at a younger age, which can promote a long term habit.