Thursday, October 10, 2013

Birth Order and Childhood Memories!

Visit Bre at Peacoats and Plaid for her prompts.
I'm putting two posts in one today, I totally missed yesterday's post.
Where do you fall in the birth order of your family? First, middle, baby? Do you think that affected who you are today? 
When I was taking psychology classes in school I was always fascinated with this topic. We talked about how the birth order can have an impact in your personality. 

I'm the first born in the family. 
"As the leader of the pack, firstborns often tend to be:
  • Reliable, Conscientious, Structured, Cautious, Controlling, Achievers
Firstborns bask in their parents' presence, which may explain why they sometimes act like mini-adults. Firstborns are diligent and want to be the best at everything they do. They excel at winning the hearts of their elders." source here.
I agree with this one hundred percent. When compared to my brother's I am very cautious and conscious of my every move, word and emotion. I admit I am a perfectionist, I want everything to be perfect, this is not always a good thing. In school, I did my homework right when I came home, and took time to make sure my answers correct. At home, you will find my room organized and clean, for the most time.

Now that I think about it, I am controlling. Although I wasn't raised to show-off or boast about anything, I must admit I am an achiever, even an over-achiever. I felt myself wanting to be the best at everything, in school, with friends, in competitions, in creativity. lol.

When it came to my brothers, I felt myself been over protective of the. Caring for them as if I was their mom. Resliable and responsibility are traits within in the first born, and according to my mother, she said this is true. She says she could always trust me to do something that she wouldn't trust anyone else to do.

Anxious was another trait that describes a first born. And I must agree. I think this comes from the fact that we like to be in control, like to be over-achievers, and when things don't go as planned, we get ansty. At least this is true, I've always felt this pressure to be perfect or do good in school, and when I slipped a little I would have a baby anxiety attack. I felt stressed all the time when I was younger, and then it carried over when I was in college.

I was shy, still am, and I always put everyone else before myself. My friends once told me that it seemed like I wanted to be friends with everyone. And I do! I'm a people-pleaser.

A day in my life I would like to re-live 

I'll make this one quick.
As a family, we haven't taken too many family trips other than the occasional trip to Mexico to visit our grandparents, or my dad's baseball tournaments when I was younger.

But the real Vacation that I remember was going to San Felipe, Mexico. I wish to relive that trip. I wish I could go back and remember that trip. I remember it was fun!! It's a beautiful beach city. We stayed in rented condo, which was beautiful, we saw the tides of the sea reside and come in. We ate yummy seafood, and rode the ATVs in the sand dunes. I wish I could go back to that weekend.

What is your Birth Order? How has it affected you? What is one day you wish you re-live?
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  1. So interesting, Adri! I'm the baby in my family, so I might have to look into what that means!

  2. Lauren, it is so interesting!! You should definitely check it out. Here are some links!!


I would love to hear your thoughts!! :)