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Birth Order Effects: Myths

There are many common misconceptions regarding the impact of one's birth position in their family on their personality and development.  We will be looking at some of the stereotypes that accompany the role of being the first born, middle child, youngest child and only child.


Alfred Adler wisely suggested that birth order does not cause any direction of personality development, but it may be used by the individual as a building brick for his/her freely chosen style of life and fictional final goal.   (Wikipedia Encyclopedia 2006)

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By: Holly Clarke and Ashley Muise