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Do the firstborns really make you better in life?


One study was about a topic that always causes a lot of controversy, that is, whether the firstborn are actually better than their younger siblings.

The researchers first looked at the most influential people in Washington for the year 1972. "I was expecting an enormous number of first-time congressmen to be found in Congress. That's exactly how it was," said Richard Zweigenhaft, a psychologist at Guilford College. Of the 121 representatives and senators, 51 were first-born, 39 are middle-aged brothers, and 31 are the youngest in the family. There is also evidence that their IQ is about 3 points higher than their sibling.

How important is the birth order to the future of our future?


"After the second child is born, the first one will continue to receive attention, so the younger ones have no chance of catching up," said Frank Sulloway of the University of California. Parents, of course, do not intentionally dislike their children, and in some cases it is more likely that when they first become parents, they tend to move to the far side.
According to experts, it is never possible to know the full effect of a birth order on personality, behavior and family dynamics. Many first-timers do not fit in the pattern. "I do not believe with certainty that the order of birth plays a very important role in personal development, but it contributes to what people expect," said Zweigenhaft. All in all, many childhood influences shape the character together, from the teacher to the torch, and random events.