Birth order personality dating
Rather, it's the fact that his parents treated him as their firstborn child that shaped his attitude and behavior.
Firstborns bask in their parents' presence, which may explain why they sometimes act like mini-adults.
As the second-born child with an older brother, 4-year-old Maggie also qualifies as the firstborn female in the family, which may explain why she also possesses the nurturing leader qualities of a firstborn child.
"Maggie likes to be a little mommy, especially to the younger ones." Schrock says.
In fact, at one point during her teen years, Schrock became embroiled in an argument with her parents that resulted in her running away for three days.
Though Schrock admits she has since calmed down a bit, she still won't take anyone's guff.
Sandwiched between an older and younger sister, Schrock exhibited the same rebellious streak that her daughter Maggie does.
"I wasn't a bad kid, but I was definitely pushing the envelope a little," Schrock says.
This in turn may cause the child to become a perfectionist, always striving to please his parents.
"It's definitely a sibling love/hate thing."The Grown-Up Firstborn As firstborns grow older, their traits are not necessarily lost.
Firstborn child Tracy Rackauskas, a 35-year-old from Denver, fully identifies herself as an achiever.
However, once he became acclimated to his new environment, his caution subsided.
Moreover, as for his behavior around his younger brother Fionn, Kiel plays the role of the "controlling big brother" to a T: "He alternately tries to hug him and push him down, or gets a toy or juice for him, and then takes something away to make him scream," Mc Gowan says.
"I want to be the best dressed, in a quirky-fashionable way; I want to have the best fantasy football team; I want to be the best editor; I want to be the most insightful and understanding partner; I want to be the sexiest and the smartest and the most interesting," Rackauskas says. This sort of hierarchical floundering leads middle children to make their mark among their peers, since parental attention is usually devoted to the beloved firstborn or baby of the family.