No one is you and that’s your superpower. If you grew up with a sibling, you’re most likely very different, even though you were both living in the same environment. There are so many tiny factors that influence us non-stop, and one of these factors is our birth order, say psychologists.
Here at smartzune.com we know who the goofball is of the family, and now we have scientific proof for why. And — really — we have no clue what would we do without our littlest siblings, who can light up every day!
Birth order shapes our personalities.
Psychotherapist Alfred Adler, suggested that the birth order and our siblings impact us and play a role in the formation of our personalities. Even though children that are raised in the same family grow up in a similar environment, the psychological conditions are still individual because of their succession order.
The youngest is the biggest kidder.
Many researchers became interested in this theory, and the trend continues today. One of the recent studies on this topic was conducted by YouGov, a British market research firm. 1,782 people, aged 18 and older, participated in the study, and they were asked to compare themselves to their other siblings on different parameters, like being responsible, easy-going, relaxed, funny, etc.
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Turned out, that one of the most drastic differences was in the feeling of being funny. The youngest children tended to say they were more funny than their siblings (46%), as well as more relaxed (47%) and easy-going (42%). The oldest children, one the other hand, considered themselves to be more responsible (54%), more organized (54%), and more successful (38%).