BIRTH ORDER: is referred to as the order a child is born. For example first born, second born etc. Researchers believe birth order has a profound and sometimes lasting effect on psychological development of an individual. But this concept has limited empirical support and it has been repeatedly challenged by researchers.
BIRTH ORDER EFFECTS
1) FIRST BORN:
These children have the ability to please their parents. They are reliable, conscientious, organized and cautious children. They sometimes serve as surrogate parents to their younger siblings. They are achieving children and a little bossy as well as role models for other siblings.
TOP CAREERS FOR FIRST BORN:
Government, engineering, information technology and science etc.
FAMOUS FIRST BORNS:
Walter Cronkite (key birth order trait = reliable)
Oprah Winfrey (key birth order trait = conscientious)
Winston Churchill (key birth order trait = controlling)
It is noted that parents spent 3000 much more time with first born than other kids.
Researchers have also found that 100% of astronauts that have gone to the space where eldest son or child
2) THE MIDDLE CHILD:
They are difficult to categorize. They usually avoid being boxed in and are somewhat rebellions. They are more social and good friends than other siblings. They have the ability to please others and negotiate with them. They are the peacemakers.
TOP CAREERS FOR SECOND CHILD:
Public service, care taking, education, construction and law enforcement etc.
FAMOUS MIDDLE CHILD:
Barbara Walters (key birth order trait = social)
John F. Kennedy (key birth order trait = peacemaker)
Martin Luther King Jr. (key birth order trait = rebellion)
3) THE BABY:
These children are least discipline than other siblings and are less responsible and mostly self centered. They are fun loving and biggest attention seekers. They think fun and being adorable is their key to attract people and gain attention.
TOP CAREERS FOR YOUNGEST CHILD:
Designing, arts, writing and editing, sales and information technology etc.
FAMOUS YOUNGEST CHILDREN:
Mark Twain (key birth order trait = outgoing)
Stephen Colbert (key birth order trait = attention seeker)
Prince Harry (key birth order trait = fun loving)
4) THE ONLY CHILD:
Such children are usually mature for their age as thy spent more time with adults or parents than children of their age. They are perfectionist and high achievers. They mostly follow their own path with few rebelling. They are also diligent and conscientious.
TOP CAREERS FOR ONLY CHILD:
Law enforcement, information technology, nursing and engineering fields etc.
FAMOUS ONLY CHILD:
Elvis Presley (key birth order trait = perfectionist)
Frank Sinatra (key birth order trait = mature)
Franklin D. Roosevelt (key birth order trait = diligent)
MY BIRTH ORDER ANALYSIS
My birth order is middle child or you can say I m the second child of my family. Elder one is my brother then two step siblings. One younger brother and then a younger sister.
As explained above middle child are a bit difficult to categorize so I can say I am passionate. If I do something I do it with my heart. I want to excel in every field not only studies but sports, fashion, cooking, music and creativity etc. I love when people admire my work and if they like it I do it with more zeal and enthusiasm. It actually motivates me more to do well.
Coming towards social yes I am very social but due to a little issue I guess I only want people around me for some time. I also prefer some personal space. I am good with friends and have more friends than my elder brother. I some time follow my elder brother but end up learning from his mistakes.
I have the ability to please others and make them listen to my talk. Being a girl I am feminist as well I don’t like man domination I rebel at my father and brother’s dominative demands. I m a rebellion.
I am having an army background so I had many dreams like when I was small I wanted to be a doctor then after matriculation I struggle for forces and now I m doing BBA so I have experience of every field yet not professional in them.
I am also little mature and sometimes act childish. I want every moment of my life to be unforgettable. After my mother and caregivers death the only people I love to share things are friends and I consider them my life. I am also sometimes aggressive. I am more responsible than others. I am bad at keeping a secret.
If I talk about my advantages so yes I have many advantages like being the second child but eldest sister I have my own room. Due to step family I only have my brother and father to talk with so you can say I am half independent .No one ask we frequent questions. I am good in studies than my other siblings. I never fail. Being sensible and responsible my father trust me in some matters and I never break his trust as it is worthy for me. I can also please my father in some matters.
As I am more responsible so my father is having more expectations from me and he also gives me more responsibilities than other siblings. Due to many responsibilities I sometimes get aggressive and my way of reacting is very different. Me and my brother fight a lot just like kids because I m always a rebellion. Sometimes I fail to please and negotiate with my father because he sometimes listens to my brother. Being single parent my dad gets a little possessive at times but not always. He is possessive for my safety mostly like way of dressing etc. I sometimes rebel but now I understand his situation. All my grandparents are dead so I sometimes lack love. And I miss the feeling of being loved because my father is busy in his profession so I miss that feeling of love I had from my caregiver.