The idea is that when they were young, they had their parents all to themselves for a while, then lost that privilege.
A middle child is not the one you need to worry about… For the love of everything peaceful, do not date an only child. Considering that I’m not even a full only child, I’m messed up.
If you’re wondering how it came to be that I’m not a whole only child, well that is too bad because I’m not getting into that tonight kids. Most only children are the center of their parents’ universe, thus are the product of an overprotective and overbearing upbringing. We have ridiculous, impossible to meet expectations.
Here, in an intriguing extract, clinical psychologist Linda Blair reveals it’s not just your character that’s affected by birth order - but your career and relationships, too. You don’t know much about him yet - but there’s a powerful attraction and you’ve agreed to meet again.
If all goes well, you’ll start seeing each other regularly.
So if you’re wrong, then why am I running your letter? We have a sliver of evidence, and we blow it up to become the entire story.
Well, because it illustrates a perfect example of what people tend to do when evaluating romantic partners. And, as a result, we fail to judge people on an individual basis. Well, probably ones not that different than “only children are self-centered”.Hi Evan, Before I got married 10 years ago (now recently divorced) I had and just recently have had ‘coffee dates’ of at least a dozen to two dozen (no exaggeration) with only-child women. I actually have seen it in non-dating situations (groups, friends, etc.) of lack of interest or inquisitiveness about almost anything in social situations.The same personality trait in all of them can be found when I meet them: They rarely ever ask any questions, show little interest or just passing curiosity about me, even just to fake it. Additionally, if I don’t keep up the conversation by being interested with questions about them it becomes dead silence. Not a sentence comes out that requires a question mark. Before I got married I had a few hundred coffee dates over many years. I can recount all of them because they are glaring in my mind and consistent. Is there any anecdotal evidence to suggest a strong correlation of only child and almost a self-centeredness or just plain lack of social interest in other people? Thanks, Steven Dear Steven, I usually don’t get to talk like this, so I’m going to relish the moment: You’re wrong.I can see why you feel the way you feel, but, if anything, you’re just referring to a well-worn stereotype and finding evidence to support what you already believe.Alas, my friend, science has spoken, and only children are no less adjusted or socialized than any other children.First-born Brad Pitt and last-born Angelina Jolie show complement each other However, there’s another far quicker way to find out whether your match is made in heaven. Each of these birth-order positions has specific characteristics.