'Middle child syndrome' isn't what you think - here's what it really means

Posted On: Aug 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

You may have heard of "middle child syndrome."
But the idea they are "forgotten" isn't grounded in much real science.
Middleborns tend to be less parent-oriented, but are close to their siblings.
They're also great partners, able to get along with many different people and less likely to cheat.
Surprisingly, less attention from parents doesn't make middleborns resentful.
You've probably heard the term "middle child syndrome" before. In fact, you may even have been accused of having it. It's the belief that children who are born with both older and younger siblings are resentful because they have been somewhat ignored in between the firstborn favourite and the baby.
Despite its widespread popularity, many of these beliefs about middle children are not grounded in any real science. In fact, psychologists say many of the traits associated with the so-called "syndrome" are likely a result, not a cause, of these ideas. But researchers have found that some middle children do possess some similarities which they...

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