For instance, if my character is an only child, I know she will probably be a logical, self-centered, critical perfectionist and will likely act like a small adult. If a:
First born: He might act the same as an only child, being a hard-driven, high-achiever; but he might also be nurturing, compliant, and so eager to please he is readily taken advantage of.
Last born: She is the entertainer. The clown. She is often impetuous, trying to make her own mark on the world as she tries to get out from under her older siblings's shadows.
Middle born: He may compete with older siblings or grow in entirely different directions. He also tends to hang out with friends more than with family.
It's just a little bit of information, but highly helpful to both parenting and character development, don't you think?
Oh! And going along with this blog on character, why don't you take the following quiz? I thought it was kinda fun, seeing as how I LOVE Jane Austen.
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