I acted like a baby last night.
It’s nice to blame everything on being the last born of three girls. The “baby” is supposed to be an attention-seeker and self-centered. Last night when I wanted to be taken care of and I needed attention it was only because of my birth-order.
Or so Parents.com tells me.
According to the article:
||Thrives on friendships
|Has large social circle
These characteristics make sense. The firstborn is the child that the parents and grandparents lavish attention on, the fawning siphons as more children are born. The youngest has to almost scream for attention it certain circumstances. We all know that it’s impossible to put people in a box. While this research is useful to understand people and their position in their family, you can’t label someone that easily.
(me, Meg, Sarah)
My middle sister Megan is reliable and structured while Sarah is outgoing and fun-loving. I’m every single good characteristic listed above. That’s a lie. I am conscientious to a fault and an achiever. Of course, I have some of the characteristics of a younger child. I like to feel special, I’m spontaneous and, if my artsy, writer side isn’t acting up, I’m uncomplicated.
So what do you think? Does this help explain you and your siblings at all?
You can always try Myers-Briggs personality test. I’m an INFJ.