That Elusive Birth Order And What It Means For You

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In the texts “That That Elusive Birth Order and What it Means for You,” and “How Birth Order Affects Your Personality,” the authors give their interpretation on the importance of birth order in siblings. The author of the first text, Susan Whitbourne, stresses the unimportance of birth order. Conversely, Joshua Hartshorne, the author of the second text, says that birth order is significant to personality, but there just has not been enough evidence until recent studies. In “That Elusive Birth Order and What it Means for You,” Whitbourne says in the very beginning of the text that birth order theories are “myths” and in order for there to be any credence on the subject, one needs “the right research approach” (ll 5). Whitbourne, although

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