4 Birth Order Characteristics

4 Birth Order Characteristics - BIRTH ORDER CHARACTERISTICS...

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BIRTH ORDER CHARACTERISTICS THE ONLY CHILD The only child has a decidedly difficult start in life as he spends his entire childhood among persons who are more proficient. He may try to develop skills & areas that will gain adult approval or he may solicit their sympathy by being shy, timid, or helpless. If a boy, sometimes he feels that his father is his rival Enjoys his position as the center of interest. Usually is interested only in himself. Sometimes has a feeling of insecurity due to the anxiety of his parents. Usually is not taught to gain things by own effort; merely to want something is to have it. Many only children can be interesting blends of the oldest child & youngest child. Can appear to be adept & be in charge, but is actually scared, rebellious, or angry because he is spoiled or pampered. Tends to be a perfectionist. THE FIRST CHILD The first born has a threatened position in life; his being the oldest should entitle him to the favored spot, & it frequently does. However, he may become discouraged upon the birth of
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