Monday, July 07, 2008

Birth Order

Where do you fall in your family's birth order? I am the oldest of three girls and I think the description of the oldest child fits me pretty well! I am very responsible. I don't like to make waves. I'm driven and a perfectionist. My husband would call that controlling!!!

I refer to my children as my two only children since Brittainy was 18 and out of the house when Tim was born.

I know there are hundreds of studies on this topic. It is always fun for me to read and see how accurate I think the results can be.

This is just one I found on the web:

Oldest

_ Responsible
_ Conservative
_ Doesn’t make waves
_ Follows parents’ wishes
_ Emotionally intense
_ Authoritarian
_ Perfectionist
_ Driven
_ Surrogate parent
_ Leadership material

Middle

_ Peacemaker
_ Negotiator
_ Highly attuned to needs of others
_ Doesn’t like to follow authority
_ Creative
_ Independent
_ Peer-focused
_ “Chameleon”

Youngest
_ Comical/entertaining
_ Highly social
_ Laid back
_ Dependent
_ Creative
_ Unconventional
_ Few expectations of self


(from parenthood.com)
What do you think? Does it fit your place in your family's birth order?
take care,
Dawn

7 comments:

Beverly said...

Does being an only child make you the oldest, or does it make you "something special'? Something special - that's me.

Oldest description fits you to a "T".

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I'm the oldest too Dawn...and it seems that the other too descriptions fit my brother (middle) and sister (youngest) to a t!
I may have to get that magazine!

Jeanne said...

Dawn, your post is so interesting. I am trying to figure out where I stand in the mix. I am the second oldest of six. Do I place myself as the middle of the first three? My sister , The fifth child, calls herself between the only boy and the baby. She thinks that was not the best place to be. I might agree, there are no baby pictures of her. sigh

Great post, thanks.

Love ya, Jeanne

Britt said...

Oldest

_ Responsible
_ Conservative
_ Doesn’t make waves
_ Follows parents’ wishes
_ Emotionally intense
_ Authoritarian
_ Perfectionist
_ Driven
_ Surrogate parent
_ Leadership material

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
well except for the leadership material *grin*

Angel said...

Hi Dawn!
I saw your blog link on Diane's page and thought I'd stop by and say "Hi!" I'm the oldest of three girls, too, and it totally describes me to a tee. However, it doesn't really describe my youngest sister at all. She is more like me for some reason. I am the mother of an only child. did it say anything about their personalities? Very interesting stuff!

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

I am the oldest of three. Not sure I agree with what it says about the middle child & the baby. My sister has some middle child issues... and so does her middle child. And my baby brother... he could get away with anything. :) But it's always neat to read the studies... even if I dont always agree. xoxo, Joanna

Debi said...

I'm the oldest of two. That description "almost" has me pegged. I would not say I'm "leadership material"! And I'm definitely not "conservative" politically, but am in other ways, if that makes any sense. I also see that both middle and youngest have "creative" listed, and that's one trait I think I do have.

As for my own kids, some of it definitely fits, but some of it definitely doesn't.