The Middle Child In America Is Going Extinct And Here’s How It Will Affect The World
5What another study found out
The City College of New York conducted a study where participants were made to choose words that were associated with the positive attributes of the first, middle and last child. Middle were the only ones described with negative terms as confused and overlooked. Middles were the only birth order that no one regarded as spoiled. While middle children were many things, overindulged they were certainly not.
6Difference in siblings could be because of birth order
Founder of the International Middle Child Union and a classic middle child, Bruce Hopman pointed out that history’s first middle child was Abel son of Adam and Eve and brother to Cain and Seth. The best argument favoring birth order importance is the facts that it can explain how siblings are so different from one another. Since they are exposed to the same location and conditions of development, the only variance influencing their personalities could be birth order.
7Middle borns don’t face the burden of parental expectation
Birth order theory provides the suggestion that middle borns are uniquely poised to succeed because they don’t experience the burden of excessive expectation or excessive attention. They are natural diplomats because of being stuck between two siblings. They are also loyal romantic partners and friends because they starve intimate bonding and not afraid to compromise to maintain their relationships. They innovate easily because of not having faced much parental expectations. Bill Gates is also a middle child whose elder sister became an accountant.
8What an expert has to say
Catherine Salmon a psychologist and leading expert on middle children says “What few people realize is that middle children are actually more likely to effect change in the world successfully than any other birth order,” as is so often the case with middles, they’re perennially underestimated.”
Jennifer Garner another model child said when asked about raising children spoke about her own middle childness. “I am the model middle child,” she explained. “I am patient, and I like to take care of everyone. Being called nice is a compliment. It’s not a boring way to describe me.”