Oldest, middle kid, youngest? Your birth order impacts your personality. Here are some new scientific findings about birth order:

  • Your odds of one day becoming President shoot up if you’re the oldest. More than half of American presidents have been firstborns. Experts say that oldest children often help their parents look after younger siblings. So, they develop strong “Presidential” skills at an early age, like managing people and communicating.
  • Middle children are probably a little secretive. Researchers say that middle kids feel like they don't get as much attention as their siblings. So, they tend to keep their feelings to themselves.
  • Are you the youngest? Consider a career in Hollywood! A study found that youngest children are usually drawn to showbiz careers because they’ve been in the spotlight their whole life – basking in the adulation of their parents! Famous youngest children comedians include Jim Carrey, Goldie Hawn and Steven Colbert – who is the youngest of 11 kids!
  • Only children are usually more mature! Since say they grew up without other kids – they got used to, and comfortable with, speaking with adults at an early age.

What do you think? Do any of these traits sound like you?

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Meredith McKenna