Essay on How Birth Order Affects Personality

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In my family there are three kids, two boys and one girl. I am eighteen years old making me the oldest of the three. My sister, who is twelve, falls behind me. Lastly my little brother is just behind my sister at nine years old. I recently researched that the order of birth can have a huge impact on the personality of the children. I found it very remarkable that most of these traits where exhibited in my younger siblings and I! Although there were some exceptions, I found that most of the qualities that describe a first born in my research described me as an individual.

First of all let’s start with the things I agreed with in my research about my personality. I read in Teresa’s “Birth Order Traits” that high achievers where
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According to “It’s My Life” first-borns more organized, the article says, “You probably know where to find things, like your books, your Mom's keys, or your homework assignment. Even if your folders are a little messy, it's likely that you have a system.” I may have a messy room, but I always have a plan and am to a point, organized. What I can’t stand is complete anarchy, no control. Because as I said before, things can be a little out of order, but overall control and understanding is always necessary. For example in school I have a 4.0 that is partly due to the fact that I’m not like all these other people who are running around with their heads chopped off trying to find there assignment in there disorganized abyss of a locker. I always have my accordion folder with all my assignments in class specific dividers at my side all the time. My room however is messy, but contrary to what one might think, I can still access all my belongs in there organized respective areas of the bedroom. As one would see, I may be a little messy, but anarchy is completely out of the question.

According to “Birth order plus” “The first born comes to feel unloved through the perceived loss of mother's love to the new baby. This child mentally trades love for attention in the form of…admiration”. I believe this quote describes me very well. I have always found myself trying to improve myself in everything I do,
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