Dating a middle child
Let’s look at some birth-order basics and discover what these patterns might mean in your romantic relationships.
The Firstborn Child Typically, a first child grows up to be a conscientious and achievement-oriented adult who enjoys being in control and strives to please others.
Obviously, there’s a danger when it comes to oversimplifying complex human beings into rigid classifications that may or may not apply.
But it’s also hard to disagree with the idea that the order in which a person is born into a family could impact how he or she relates to the world.
That youngest kids are going to remain the babies in the family?
And if so, what would any of this have to do with dating and relationships?
And we also can't be cute babies who get away with everything. But we middle children know that we're the strongest of them all. Like Jan in "The Brady Bunch," we may be unappreciated and constantly put down, but we're the most badass.
The good news is that middle children gets lots of practice at negotiating conflict, since they have to deal with it in both directions.
You try being in our (hand-me-down) shoes for a day and see how it feels to have to work for EVERYTHING. We were never spoiled like our younger sibling, but we never got the responsibility of the oldest. Everything the older sibling did was considered “amazing,” “mesmerizing” and “fantastic.”As a middle child, you're just lucky if Mom remembered to sign you up for ballet class, let alone came to the recitals.