If you're a first-born child, you likely find that you gravitate to other first-borns, and there seems to be more similarities than just being able to complain about being the guinea pig child. There are a number ofinteresting oldest child traits that all first-born children have in common, and it turns out, being the first-born child is not all that bad. Sure, you have to put up with stricter rules and pave the path for the siblings that come after you, but experts seem to think all this trailblazing actually leads to some pretty good habits down the line.
"First-born children are typically associated with leadership attributes, and can have strong personalities," psychologist Dr. Seda Gragossian tells Bustle. A pretty determined bunch, first-borns take charge and tend to be more conscientious, Gragossian explains.
There is still some disagreement in psychology over the significance of birth order, but there seems to be extensive researchthat shows common traits between those who are born first and those who come later. Of course not every first-born will act the same, but many tend to have a lot in common.
If you're the eldest in your family, you might be interested to know these seven interesting habits some first-born children may have in common.