Study Find the Youngest Sibling the Funniest and The Goofiest in The Family
8The youngest tends to resist the authority of the oldest
On the other hand, last-born children or the youngest are prone to resisting the higher status of the eldest, the firstborn. The youngest were forever on a soul-seeking journey trying to find different ways to express themselves and since they cannot match up the responsibility and obedient nature of the eldest because of their own birth order, they instead try to create a niche for themselves where they can distinguish themselves in different ways that will be unique only to them. They invariably become funnier, comical, creative and even more emotional.
9Some more interesting findings
Some more surprising findings which of course many will agree to is that 17% of children said they were more favored by the parents while only 10% of elder children admitted that fact. In terms of self-confidence, life priorities and family orientation.
The study says that it is age and family dynamics that also plays a role in the differentiation of characteristics. It was older children who enjoyed more time in family life and enjoyed influences that made them more successful in life.
10Middle children were also different in personality traits
The one privilege that middle children will never have is that of being an only child. There will always be someone after or before them. As an only child, you can be the youngest and the eldest at the same time. In fact, it is the middle that could turn out to be the rebels in the family. However, in the course of growing up, they also learn a great deal. They learn important skills that teach them to get along and cooperate with people easily. They also learn to be more social.
11The only child enjoyed the best of everything
It becomes a different issue entirely in the case of an only child. The only child enjoys the complete attention of their parents whom they need not share with anyone. This tends to make the only child a spoiled one. However, they also enjoy the complete undivided support from elder people in the family and this impacts their growth to be more intelligent, inspired and motivated. Such children are more likely to be successful in future and in adult life.