birth orders

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In my family there are three kids, two boys and one girl. I, Colt Sutton, am fourteen years old making me the oldest of the three. My sister, who is eleven, falls behind me. Lastly my little brother with a is just behind my sister at nine years old. I recently researched that the order of birth can have a huge impact on the personality of the children. I found it very remarkable that most of these traits where exhibited in my younger siblings. Although there were some exceptions, I found that most of the qualities that describe a first born in my research described me as an individual. First of all let’s start with the things I agreed with in my research about my personality. I read in Teresa’s “Birth Order Traits” that high achievers where first-borns. I think that this quality describes me in a couple of ways. I always try to look to the future, because that’s all that really matters. “Right now” is gone with every second, so we are going to meet the future soon enough. Because of this mindset I put all I have into the things I do, because even if right now it seems like it won’t matter in two years, it might. Would one rather have it do well for them or have it come back and bite them in the butt. With this thought in mind it results in me shooting for the stars, because at least on the way up I’ll hit a mountain, which is higher than where I am now. Another quality that describes me is that I’m very controlling (Jocelyn Voo), especially of my siblings. I’ve always tried to be a mini-parent to them, even though they don’t give me any respect. Even I’m not with my siblings I always like to have control over a situation, including being a leader. For example, when we are put into small groups, in school, of thre... ... middle of paper ... ... with people there own age, because why stand around with elderly parents when they can go do something fun with there friends. Lisa Belkin and Emma Mustich said in “28 Signs You're Dealing With An Oldest Child” that “There is no such thing as compromise”. I disagree with this for a couple of reasons. First of all, when I have a problem with someone, one of my first instincts is to bargain with them and make ends meet. I always want the other person to be as happy as I am at the end of the argument, because I try to put the needs of others in front of mine. Another is reason is more common sense, but something that I hold to about the belief about “there never being any compromises”. I believe that no matter what, except in cases of force, that there is always a compromise. When someone gets into an argument over somerthing, people are of course are disagreeing.

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