"Your personality is directly related to how you interact with other people," says William Cane, author of The Birth Order Book of Love, since the first people you interacted with were your parents and siblings.
Figuring out your own birth-order personality, and that of your significant other, is simply one strategy you can use to assess your compatibility, adds Catherine Salmon, Ph D, professor of psychology at the University of Redlands in California, and coauthor of the upcoming book, The Myth of the Middle Child.
They might even still meet up with their primary school friends.
Don't try to stop or restrict thisl it will only push them away.
I've never had to turn the volume down on the TV before I've been ready to hit the hay.
Are you a take-charge firstborn—or the attention-hungry baby of the family?
Where you fall in your family's birth-order hierarchy helps shape your personality and plays a significant role in your relationship.
I'm allowed to say this because I'm an only child myself.
I'm an only child who chose to be an only child, actually.
It wasn’t until I was older that I truly realized the special pros and cons of being an only child. From a young age, my parents forced me to make choices.