Birth Order In Childhood

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Birth order, the order a child is born into their family, is something we’re all a part of, however it’s not nature as much as nurture. Many people often think that birth order is nature, for you were born that way, in a sense, it occurred naturally and without choice. This is true, however, in reality birth order would be classified as nurture due to the fact that it can have a lifelong psychological impact on someone. Whether consciously or not, parents treat each child differently so despite each child being born into mainly the same environment they receive different treatment. This can change their sociological perspective on life which is why many first borns, middle borns, and youngest children share a lot of similarities with their…show more content…
The results were very accurate according to the other research I had done. For example, over 45% of youngest children chose to pursue a more “risky” and creative career than their older siblings such as artists, writers and the entertainment industry. About 59% of all oldest children want to pursue careers that are typically seen as successful and ambitious in American society such as doctors, fields of medicine and science, CEOs and engineers. Despite the lack of middle children surveyed, 82% of all middle children want a career that interacts with many different types of people and/or helps people, for in many cases middle children are deemed as the peacekeeper in the family which translates to their later life and goals. When asked to pick which traits they identified most with, 76% of all oldest children surveyed chose leadership, independence, and ambition. About 90% of all youngest children surveyed chose creative and outgoing, and 57% of all middle children most identified as having good people skills, helpful and somewhat introverted. Throughout this survey as well as extensive research on the topic I have concluded that birth order has a great impact on one’s
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