My friend, Jordan, had a neat idea to do a buddy post occasionally. We’ll blog on the same topics, but from different points of view.
The first topic is birth order.
Read her birth order post here.
I like this topic because most everything I’ve heard about how birth order affects personality is true for my kids.
I’m using this site as a reference just because it was the first one I found on google. ha
She is a perfectionist to the extreme. She needs a lot of encouragement in everything she does.
She is very assertive and very energetic and most definitely a natural leader.
If she’s not in charge, she’s not happy. She wants to be the one dictating our every hour of the day.
Personality traits of a first born have such a wide range. She can be the most aggressive, selfish child and then she can be the most calm, loving child.
I have a solid confidence that she will turn out to be an amazing adult. Her leadership skills, determination, motivation and energy will be useful it pretty much everything she does in life.
Along with those traits she is a very, very nurturing little girl. She can be bossy with Sierra and Payson but when she’s in the big sister role she is loving, attentive, and very giving. She’s full to the brim of affection for everyone in her life. She wants her family to be happy and she wants to be an active part of bringing that happiness to them.
Sierra. The middle child.
Sierra can be very shy, quiet and withdrawn. You will often see her sitting with the family but sucking her thumb, playing with her ear, and just observing. She can entertain herself for a long time with toys or books. She is almost always happy and content.
Sierra can also be extremely outgoing and loud. When she’s getting attention she is all about performing. She is most definitely an attention seeker.
She wants attention SO BADLY. She can’t help but have a huge grin when she’s getting eye contact, hugs, cuddles… attention. Any and all attention.
Her entire life so far has been one of compliance and patience. She will wait her turn as long as you want her to wait.
She can be very, very ornery but pretty much every time she is it’s because she’s been waiting for attention of some sort for too long.
She is extremely sensitive. She does not take discipline or critism well. She will cry each and every time she gets a timeout because she’s so hurt. When disciplining her, giving her a timeout or telling her why something’s wrong is usually enough to get her to stop doing it.
Payson. The Last Born (at least for now)
Though Payson is just a toddler I can already see his personality taking shape.
He is curious and adventurous. He’s the child who will climb on things and then figure a way to get down when our first two would either just fall off or cry to be helped.
He is funny. He makes us laugh and it’s intentional. He does his silly face and his little head bob and dances and sings and basically repeats anything he got a laugh over the first time he did it.
He is very, very, very sensitive. He wants attention constantly. He wants to be held, to be sang to, to be loved on.
He’s very outgoing and socialable. He smiles at everyone he sees when we’re out. He babbles to them and is genuinely very interested in those brief interactions.
Tell me about your children. I find this subject insanely interesting 🙂
And remember to check out Jordan’s post.