Psychology only child dating

"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.

Therefore, it’s probably good I married the youngest of three.

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If you yell at your only child, Let me guess — you eat dinner in 4.5 minutes, because that’s how long it took before your brothers sucked up every crumb on the table.

A yelling match might seem more life-altering, more damnable.

Says Cane, "Firstborns like to be in control." As with all birth-order positions, gender plays a role, too.

In the case of firsts, oldest sons tend to be take-charge types, leaders.

Dan Savage, aka the American Savage thinks monogamy is ridiculous.

I agree to the extent that he’s talking about the life-long, one-person, you’re-the-one fantasy that those ultimate purveyors of the unattainable, Disney, are so fond of propagating.Oldest females, on the other hand, are more likely to be bossy, confident and aggressive than their younger sisters.Middles Middle children are the least defined of the types (there can only be one eldest and one baby, but middles shift depending on how many there are in the whole family). But they do have a lot in common, having had to learn to entertain themselves at a youg age with their imaginary friends Donald Frosty and Kathaleena Donald, listening to Lou Reed at adult dinner parties, going to bars with their parents and eventually learning to tie a cherry stem in their mouths with their tongue… This will do more than put your meals together out of sync, it will affect how you treat each other and each other’s belongings. And they have never had anyone threatening to eat their dinner, so they might chew each bite 1,000 times, use multiple forks, drink water between gulps, or even put down their sandwich to have a conversation.This goes for the second helping of macaroni, the blanket, TV time, whatever.

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