Birth Order Series Pt 1 The First Born-That's me!
Have you ever wondered why you and your siblings seem so different sometimes? Here's what your birth order says about you
Despite coming from the same gene-pool, you and your siblings each have a distinct personality. According to researchers, your birth order may account for some of those differences.
If you're a first-born
Your philosophy is “I’m going to do this the right way, and so should you.”
You are Conscientious, reliable, serious, capable, goal-oriented,organized, analytical, well-prepared, precise.
You crave Perfection.
You avoid Unpredictability.
People see you as A natural leader, a problem solver, an upholder of tradition.
People may be put off by Your critical eye, lack of forgiveness or bossiness.
Friendships Most first borns are actually friends with firstborns or only children
Careers Engineering, law, medicine, education, nursing, accounting, management, information technology, research.
Relationships You expect as much of others as you do of yourself, which may set you up for disappointment or frustration. A marriage between two first-borns may be like “a cat and a dog in a sack,” says psychologist Kevin Leman, as you each strive to be the leader. Try carving out separate areas in which to lead, such as one in the workplace and the other at home. Your best romantic match? A later-born.
Parenting your first-born or only You may set unreasonably high standards for your children, even subconsciously encouraging perfectionism. If your already perfectionist eldest child rips up a drawing or a project because “it’s not good enough,” Leman suggests you say, “I know it’s a big deal to you, but it’s not to me,” and walk away.
Famous first-borns Oprah Winfrey, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Stephen Harper.