Birth Order

Birth order is one way to gain an understanding of friends, family members and co-workers. Some researchers believe how you are placed in your family can have an influence on personality traits. Other factors must also be considered. These include genetics and the environment in which you were raised. There are no magical formulas to help us understand our friends and family. However birth order research may offer “clues” about why people tend to be the way they are.

Characteristics of first borns:

  • Goal setters
  • High achievers
  • Perfectionist
  • Responsible
  • Organized
  • Rule Keepers
  • Determined
  • Detail people

Characteristics of the Middle Child:

  • Flexible
  • Diplomatic
  • Peacemaker
  • Generous
  • Social
  • Competitive

Characteristics of the last born child:

  • Risk takers
  • Outgoing
  • Idea people
  • Creative
  • Humor
  • Question authority