I’m reading The Birth Order Book by Kevin Lehman. Here’s a superficial description:
Firstborns: perfectionist, reliable, conscientious, list maker, organized, leader, critical, serious, logical
Middle borns: mediator, hidden rebellious streak, compromising, diplomatic, avoids conflict, independent, loyal, has many friends, used to not having attention
Last borns: manipulative, charming, attention seeker, tenacious, people person, natural salesperson, engaging, affectionate, precocious
I am a middle (second out of three girls, with a youngest brother).
I married a middle (second out of three boys, with a youngest sister).
According to Lehman, it is quite possible that I am raising three “functional” firstborns. Boy/girl twins and a girl, five years younger.
He says it is possible the twins could fall into a first/second order, but that is most common when they are the same gender. And that is the full extent of what he says about twins. Then he says that a child born five or more years after the others often takes on firstborn tendencies.
So I’m left to wonder. What is this peace-loving mother to do?
Am I raising three firstborns?
If you are a firstborn, any tips?
What is your birth order?
Do you fit the descriptions?