Where you come in the birth order of your family determines if you’ll be funny or easy going…
In news that will strike a dagger into the heart of all elder siblings across the world, research has shown what you dared hope wasn’t true: Your younger sibling are funnier than you.
Anyone who has siblings is familiar with the common dynamics of such a situation. Older child? Stoic, responsible and laden with the burdens of first-time parenting. Younger? Oh man. Those little sooks got it easy.
And now, a new poll by British based research firm YouGov has found that it’s true. Siblings perceive themselves just as the stereotypes suggest.
Researchers took families with more than one child and questioned them about their personalities. Most first- borns said ‘Why yes, kind sir. I do most certainly believe I am more responsible than my siblings. I also believe to be more successful and organised.’
Younger siblings, on the other hand, basically rolled out of bed for the test and were like ‘wasssup bitchesss!’ and said ‘hells yeah, we are wayy more funny. Everyone knows it. Also, we are the favourite. But don’t get all uptight, you near to learn to be more easy-going and more relaxed like us.’
Oh WHAT A SHOCK.
The baby of the family is the entertaining centre of attention while us oldies maintain a dignified air of responsibility? You didn’t need a study for this guys, ASK ANYONE with siblings.
Of course elder borns feel a greater weight of responsibility. How do you think Angela Merkel, Hillar y Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandbery and Beyonce got to ride high as the world’s most powerful women?
First born. They know what it’s like to bear the weight of over-protective parents. To have school reports forensically pored over. First borns have strict limitations on social events, bear the panic and perils of first-time P-plates and cop years of wrinkly lipped aunties puckering up for a sandpapery kiss.