Corn Burning Fool
Ok, I was at a meeting last week and the topic of birth order and personality came up. Being a Cyburbia geek, I knew it was time for a poll.
Dan said:I've got two answers.
1) Only child; that's how I was raised by my adoptive parents.
2) First child of four (I'm 37; they're 33, 30 and 22), when my recently discovered natural brothers and sister are considered.
nerudite said:I'm the oldest of two. And I must recognize, there was quite a disparity in rules and attention. Everything was very strict for me, and a breeze with my younger brother.
My husband, Rob, another Planner is also a first born, with a sister 2 years younger, and they are definitely classic birth order personalities.giff57 said:It looks like the out-going first borns are taking the lead, as I suspected.
I definitely think that for a lot of people, the theory has merit, but also for just as many people it doesn't apply to either - my mom and her sister totally don't fit the birth order theory. Nor my dad and his siblings.Mud Princess said:I don't know about that first-born theory. I'm the youngest of two, but I am far more organized (and, I think, financially responsible) than my sister!
At the same time, I worry/care more about what my parents think, I figure sometimes it just makes life easier while most of the time my sister doesn't think about them at all she just does what she wants.
Me too. Although my siblings are still pretty young (22 and 24), so they really aren't supposed to have any money yet. Christmas and birthday presents are bought by me, and signed by all of us.JNL said:I am probably the most "goal-oriented" of my sibliings and in the best position financially. My oldest and youngest sisters are hopeless with money - they never have any!