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In many families birth order makes a difference to what is expected of you. How does being the eldest impact your life?

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I'm the eldest and would love to think I had the higher IQ but my sister is definitely the cleverest. Sometimes I think the younger one learns faster as they have an older sibling to copy.
I am the eldest of five. I love my sisters dearly. Sure there is a lot of responsibility being the eldest, but there are many pluses as well.
by Vee
I'm the youngest in the family and wow.. didn't have to grow (mature) quicker or set examples for the younger ones. But did compared sometimes, on similar parameters, because my elder siblings were brighter as they were and academics was my last strength. But I grew good at sports and developed a strong love of fine arts..a different league!
I am the youngest child.

I'm the eldest and definitely a higher IQ!
by Lucy
Modest too, Lucy!
by Vee
I'm an only child thankfully.

The eldest child has the benefit of getting those few extra years with their parents than their siblings, but they also usually get given the responsibility to look after the younger children, and set an example. They might have to grow up quicker.
No, I'm the youngest in my family. I don't think it has affected my IQ adversely to be the youngest, then again, I am youngest by a number of years so maybe that plays a role.
I'm the middle child.
No, I'm the youngest of two.
I am the youngest in my family and was more pampered :-)
I am the oldest but my brother is way smarter than I am. I was much bossier though and very protective of him even though he didn't need it. My sister is 11 years younger so she was more like an only child in a lot of ways.
No and I cannot imagine my life without my sister.She has taken on so many responsibilities and is my biggest strength.
I'm one and a half years older than my sister, but I think we're both quite intelligent in our own ways. She's much more of a maths / science person whereas I'm stronger in the arts / humanities.
I am the younger one. I have a sister, 5 years elder to me. I guess we both have our plus and minus points
I am the youngest and am happy being that!
I'm the eldest of three. My sister (middle child) is the smartest though, with a scholarship in tow. I was the only child until I was 10 though, so I think I have developed a mix of both single child and eldest child traits, which oftentimes contradict each other.
I am the oldest. Got the good looks and the smarts while my brother is a giant and can lift heavy things. Life's weird, eh?
I am the eldest of three sisters. Yes, there is a certain expectation (higher than others) from the eldest. However, i don't think the level of intelligence or IQ has anything to do with the order in which you were born. In fact, it is directly proportional to how hard you work to attain higher grades, etc.
I am the youngest.
by Gia
I'm the youngest.
Being the eldest of a family is also a big responsibility. The parents are always seeking your advice for any action to be taken . But as long as you are together with the family your brothers and sisters bear a lost of respect for you. After the departure/deaths of parents all the respect is vanished and only at the notary you know what is really a brother and a sister when it came for heritage.
I'm the youngest of 2 siblings.
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