First borns are smarter. More out-going. The trail blazers.
Middle children are not quite as intelligent and brimming to the hilt with neuroses. But they’re creative and crafty.
The youngest are craftier still, manipulative. Spoiled. The benefactors of parents who finally got their technique ‘right’.
True or false? Science can’t really tell us whether there is any truth to decades of persistent discussion about the effects of birth order on the intelligence and personality traits of children, later adults. But word knows they have tried. And the evidence of late is, without declaring it an open and shut case, becoming a litter stronger.
First, the theory.