Are you the middle child and hate it?
What is Middle Child Syndrome and is this real?
Yes this is real, it is about the child born in between two or more siblings
If you are born in between it is a bigger problem.
Why is this a problem?
The eldest child is the leader, and has decisive qualities this often happens in families, the special attention is given to him or her from the parent,which allows the opportunity of high expectations.
The youngest child relaxes and watches by, sometimes is spoiled, and has no pressure as the older brother or sister.
However, the middle child, unlike the rest, of the children is not given much attention.
They different characteristics for the middle child
Most of the characteristics are not observed
Support is required in anything they do
In some cases talents are wasted and their dreams are not pursued
A feeling of emptiness
Loneliness and jealousy is experienced
Sometimes they are weird or unfriendly
The traits mentioned can interact differently with the different personalities
A child that is an introvert can be more depressed, and lonelier than the extrovert child. The possibilities for the middle child is mostly negative.
There are many children that don’t fall into this category of having this kind of personalty.
Not in all cases would you find the middle child as described. In some cases the middle child is treated like a baby if it is an only girl or boy.
The Possible Causes
The lack of emotional support, and identity crisis.
The identity crisis is a common to all, something that is a struggle continued with, the eldest and the youngest are the common favourites. In this way the middle child is not given the support or attention.
First born children are smarter, are given the most attention, they have IQ points higher, by at least three points, than the other siblings in the family. They are better educated and go to college or university, while the middle child is unlikely to go further in studying. This happens in most families.
Also depending on the size of the family.
Are you in this kind of situation as the middle child?