Birth Order

Middle Group

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Devon Bartlett

Middle child of the family pictured with father David and brother Shane

Common Characteristics of Middle Children

-less parent dependent

-mediator between siblings

-independent; do their own thing; black sheep

-rebellious

-believe that older sibling gets away with everything while younger sibling is babied (negotiating skills)

-agreeable

-handle disappointment well

-often feel left out, gravitate toward friends outside the family

-least likely to be spoiled

-often have realistic expectations

Common Characteristics of Oldest Children

-take charge

-have confidence

-often perfectionist

-overprotective

-strict

Common Characteristics of Youngest Children

-dependent

-slack off because they usually shoulder less responsibility; lazy

-spoiled

-manipulative

-indecisive