Misconceptions about birth order

I mentioned today that I am an only child and that brought up an interesting conversation about how only children should be more egocentrical and perhaps flamboyant due to being spoiled. I didn’t feel this applied to me- I used to describe myself as “shy”. In fact, if someone were to ask me to describe an only child, I’d probably say “lonely”. However, this might be due to my life circumstances, especially the fact that I don’t gather a large group of friends to talk to.

What are some misconceptions about your birth order that you often hear? How would you better describe your position in the family?


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