These children tend to be conscientious, ambitious, organized and—in relationships—dominant.
Says Cane, "Firstborns like to be in control." As with all birth-order positions, gender plays a role, too.
Only children compensate in all kinds of ways for the fact that they don't have siblings.
He has worked as an adjunct instructor in the graduate journalism program at New York University; is a licensed—though non-practicing—attorney; and is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Below are all of the good (and the bad) that comes along with being an only child.In the case of firsts, oldest sons tend to be take-charge types, leaders.Oldest females, on the other hand, are more likely to be bossy, confident and aggressive than their younger sisters.Without brothers and sisters running around the house, the only child has a quiet, sacred space all to herself.There will be no prying eyes or loud voices, just a space for the two of you to hang out and bond.