I'm the middle of the 3, and when I say "middle," I mean the very middle. Kristen is 2 years and 2 months older, and Heather is 2 years and 2 months younger. Nicely planned on my parents' part, huh? (Although I can't imagine having 3 daughters:-a newborn, 2 year old and 4 year old-at the same time! It makes me wonder how you do it!).
If you know the 3 of us, you know that we don't necessarily look that much alike, and we most DEFINITELY don't act alike. Kristen's the typical "first born leader." She's loud, over-the-top, and thinks she can still tell me what to do. She's more giving than anybody I know and is absolutely one of the most fun people to be around. I don't know what I would do without my pretty big sister! I'm your "peacemaker." Growing up I never got into any trouble. I never broke rules and I just wanted everybody to be happy. I'm patient, sensitive, and find that I tend to stand in the background a little. I meet people easily and I think I'm a pretty good friend. And Heather, well, Heather's just the typical "last child baby." She's our little sister and even though she's a mom now, I still see her as my little sister. Growing up, Heather was the one who followed us around and wanted to be just like her big sisters. She is beautiful, sensitive, caring and absolutely hilarious! If you know Heather, you love her. My life would be incomplete if Heather had never been born!
I am fascinated by birth order and find that for the for the most part, my sisters and I are very similar to these stereotypes:
1st born children are typically: Overly confident, taken seriously, patient, organized, have strong powers of concentration, confidence to dream and plan, feel supported, and feel they will be respected for what they do.
Have an innate fear of being dethroned, perfectionists, overachievers, feel as though they are never good enough, tend to be selfish with possesions and attention.
Middle children are typically: Peacemakers, mediators, able to keep secrets, not spoiled, take risks, are realistic, get along well with others, read people well, independent, loyal to supporters, competitive, and imaginative. They hate confrontation, are stubborn, cynical, suspicious, and rebellious.
Last born children are typically: Outgoing, sociable, affectionate, caring, creative, empathetic, confident, secretive, sensitive,
spoiled, manipulative, immature, self-centered, and capricious.
So, here we are...
back in 1985ish...
....and now (standing in the same order as in above picture)
Today's question: What are you (first born, middle, last, only, multiple, etc)? AND according to what this site says, is your personality typical of your birth order?