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Middle Child Syndrome
Transcript of Middle Child Syndrome
Period 6 What is Middle Child Syndrome? A condition when children born in the middle endure feelings of jealousy, hollowness, and deficiency. Works Cited http://middlechildpersonality.com/middle-child-syndrome/
http://gmwilliams.hubpages.com/hub/Ten-Good-Things-About-Being-the-Middle-Child Common Symptoms low self esteem
lack of belonging
no sense of direction
resentment towards others Causes birth order
lack of parental investment
sibling dominance hierarchies
deidentification Other Common Symptoms peacemaking
eagerness to please Advice For Parents invest in children evenly
give emotional support
listen carefully when they talk
allow them to be social with their friend group, or their "chosen family" Advice For Middle Children that parental attention isn't everything
the best self esteem is earned
sometimes saying no isn't a bad thing, as people pleasers they tend to be taken advantage of
other times they must step up to the plate and take charge
always follow YOUR passion
take calculated risks
and trust in YOUR skills A Different Outlook! Know..... Numerous psychologists believe that Middle Child Syndrome isn't a curse, but instead it is an advantage and middles can benefit from their position. As expressed in Katrin Schumann and Catherine Salmon's book, Secret Power of the Middle Children. Famous Middle Children Special Characteristics of Middle Children great negotiators, like Michael Gerstner (CEO of Nabisco)
more willing to compromise
are patient (good with kids)
trailblazers such as Charles Darwin
they think outside of the box or out of the lines Surprising Research about Middles are more adventurous in bed
are happiest in relationships
are more permissive than other birth orders
unwaveringly loyal to friends and partners
considered to be "like type O blood" meaning they fit everyone well
make good teachers, actors, social workers, diplomats, etc. 52% of our Presidents have been middle children Activist Martin Luther King Jr. Madonna Suffragette Susan B. Anthony Innovator Bill Gates John F. Kennedy Richard Nixon Abraham Lincoln Thomas Jefferson Theodore Roosevelt