Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What's Your Birth Order?

"Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music." ~William Stafford

Stole this meme from Marianne, who featured it yesterday:

First Born Children

The first born child is usually the child with the most attention directed at him/her. This common event is part of the reason this particular child turns out the way he/she does. There are two typical types of first born children, compliant and aggressive. The first born in your family can be either one of these two types, and have these typical traits:

Compliant Traits

People Pleasers
Crave Approval
Nurturers
Caregivers
Reliable
Concientious
Cooperative
Team Players
"Grin and bear it" mentality

Aggressive Traits
Movers and shakers
Natural leaders
Perfectionists
Driven
Conventional
Always have things under control
Assertive
Want things their way

These two types of first born children may seem very different, but they do share quite a few characteristics:

Common Traits
Energetic
Logical
Ambitious
Enterprising
Scholarly


And oh yes, this is pretty accurate, as far as I'm concerned! What about you??

5 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

I'm guessing you weren't the "compliant" one, LOLOL...

Dru said...

I'm my father's first born and my traits are more compliant, but I do have some of the agressive traits as well.

Liza said...

I'm the middle child with an older sister and younger brother. Not sure what it says about me.

Diane Craver said...

I was the fifth child and the youngest. My siblings were: 21,19, 15, and sister closest to me in age was almost 10 when I was born. I actually fit some of the first born qualities since I came along so much later.

Amy said...

I was the first born in the first marriage, but the second-born in the second marraige when a step-sib was added.

Does that make me a one-and-a-half born?