Friday, March 5, 2010

Middle Child Syndrome Symptoms: Top 10 List

Today we will examine the top 10 signs that you are a middle child. Having middle child syndrome is no joke. You could end up working in a cheese sandwich factory if you're not careful!

1) You Would Rather Suffer than Confront ANY Situation

The middle child is used to having low self-esteem and confidence. They assume that every problem is somehow their fault, no matter how ridiculous. Take for example noisy neighbors. While a firstborn will eagerly confront the neighbors with gunfire or a call to the police, the middle child would rather put earplugs on or move to a new city.

2) You Have Human Emotions

Unlike their robotic firstborn counterparts and last-born attention whores, the middle child actually considers the welfare of other people. This is a weakness which should be corrected immediately through caffeine addiction, military training, or repeated electroshock therapy. The middle child cannot afford to be "nice" to people and let them get away with their treachery!

3) Did I Mention You're Too Nice To People?

The middle child is always too nice for their own good, especially when it comes to business. They are often extremely talented but unlike the opportunistic and ruthless firstborn, the middle child is more likely to give everything away for free. The middle child has a warped perspective of their own worth, and often undervalues it.

4) You Help Everyone Else Fix Their Problems, But End Up Homeless

Middle children love to help other people, but it goes beyond "being too nice". The middle child will spend a vast amount of their time and resources helping other people who probably don't deserve it, then end up with less money in their bank account than the US Government.

5) You Have Plans, But They Never Happen!

The middle child is brilliant at making plans in life, but never actually following them anywhere. From "moving to Africa" to "starting the next Google", middle children have thought it all up! Typically after announcing such epic plans, the middle child can be found in their living room watching Lost and whining about waking up for work in the morning.

6) You Have a Realistic View of Yourself

While firstborns think they are Gods, and last-borns are too busy getting "high on life", the middle child knows exactly where they stand. This makes middle children master of manipulation, as they understand themselves, firstborns, and last-borns as well. Unfortunately, the middle child's low confidence and self-esteem will ensure that they never have the guts to manipulate anybody. Did I mention they were too nice also?

7) When You Actually Accomplish Something, Nobody Cares

For the aspiring middle child who actually does do something in life, nobody seems to care anyway! The firstborns will be too stubborn to admit your success, and the last-borns will be more concerned with finding that dance music album they just lost.

8) I'm a Middle Child..

I just lost my attention span so we will just stop at 7. *Yawn* now it's off to watch some Lost! Did I mention I hate waking up in the morning?

22 comments:

  1. Holy crap man xD I lol'd the entire time cause most of it is true.

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  2. this is awesome so true thank you lol

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  3. i so wish my mom would see this a realize what what she blames me for is created by none other than herself...but guess what she is a firstborn,goddess and always right

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  4. Yes all you can really do is avoid firstborns because they will never admit fault.

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  5. Oh gosh, I laughed my ass of when I read the second one. "Attention Whores", which is so totally true for the bratty last borns. I do have Middle Child Syndrome, but no one in my family believes me, or even cares to look in to it more. So, it has grown into a larger problem, where I actually strongly detest my family. My sisters always grab the attention for non sensical things, when I actually have a real talent, that no one listens to.
    Even though I get the best grades, and even though I have the most talents, it's always the "little sister" with the drawing of the sunflower who gets the praise, instead of the middle child with the flower field drawing, and it's always the lazy "older sister" who gets a C on a test, that receives a shiny new device, and not the perfect scorer middle child.
    I'm thirteen, and I haven't even gotten a birthday present yet, as well as a birthday party, while each of my sisters spend around 600$ per party, and get gifts worth around 300$. Per gift.
    Oh, and have I mentioned, I'm beaten, belittled, starved, ignored, and even though I'm only thirteen, I'm considering suicide.

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    1. Oh Dear, I'm twenty years old and I too have this problem. Have though so may times about suicide, but I decided that hurting myself because of unfortunate people who don't appreciate you isn't worth it. They are NOT WORTH it. We are the types to make something of ourselves. Don't allow then to belittle you,your time will come soon don't worry. Like iv'e just recently decided when I leave and not look back then and only then will they realize how much they miss and appreciate you. SO, Sweetie stay strong, n don't hurt your self you'll have your time to shine, and you'll find people who love you for you and appreciate your kindness.

      Love,
      Chantal

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    2. I am a middle child too. Just do your best and move on to the success journey in life. Learned to be the best for yourself and not for the first born or last born or even the set of parents who have given you less attention.
      I self-motivate myself at the age of 7. And now academically i am the strongest, I work part-time as waiter to pay off my diploma and degree programs. I flew from SIN to USA for my degree at age 32 using every single dime from my saving to finish my studies.
      Now financially i am the strongest and socially I am stable too. :-)))))
      DONT DIE YOUNG! DO WELL FOR YOURSELF MY DEAR MIDDLE CHILD.

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    3. this makes me think of me as a child, i feel so weireded out by the the fact that i actually thought of suicide cause of silly childish things. i feel like a completely different person now, still middle child syndrome though (sigh), ive kind of just shut down those emotions. they ignore me?fine i just dont start conversations anymore. now i can proudly say im the most academically successful child of the three, both my sisters are having trouble getting into university, and im already in the third year of my physics master degree. strange how things change, now my parents want my attention, and they constantly think im upset because i distant myself, im like i was upset, about what, ten years ago? but now i just dont care. i feel bad for being like that, but i cant help it.. :P
      so i want you to know, things change, just wait a little while.

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  6. I'm a middle child as well. And well, all of the above is so true! i do detest my family, but i have come to the point of being so independent that i am now having the "care less" and anything personality. its so serious to the extent that my parents is so damn pissed of me saying i dunno or anything hhaha but i don care!

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  7. I'm a middle child too. Had all the anger and not caring what happen to my family sometimes. I was not only rejected at home but was refused entry into my home school because I could not get anyone to really hear what was going on inside of me. Played the clarinet too. Allowed myself to be used thinking I was getting love. I could see no way out. There came a day when I accepted Christ Jesus into my life for real and found safety and security for the first time. I found that He really does love ME. He died for me. There was a time I thought suicide but now all I want to do is just live and enjoy my life because he is mine, all mine. I have joy and peace I cannot explain. All I know is I am finally safe. He loves me....and you. I know what was then and what is now.

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    1. Unfortunately, society has conditioned us into these negative situations. You really have to think outside of the box to escape. Here's a good book that was recommended to me recently, maybe it will help you :)

      http://www.amazon.com/Four-Agreements-Practical-Personal-Freedom/dp/1878424319

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  10. I am Middle, I have a doctorate, I always question myself first. I achieve for attention but get "why cant your B+ be an A" compared to yougest who gets "you didnt fail this year ......GOOD FOR YOU!!!".
    I am close to my oldest who is an attention whore. but as far as family goes. I adopt new family in my friends. it makes me a workaholic and also somewhat self destructive when I feel like life is 'more than unfair'. Being middle is very real.

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  11. Ha man ya my mom is a goddess. Ive tried actually talking to her when she accused me of things i didnt do. I ended uo getting slapped across the face. Its happened a couple times. I really dont know when to give up. Lol i can stand my family but at the same time they repulse me. Then again im a teenager(14). I might be just really jacked up. Ill see in about 6- 10 years im sure. And as pathetic as this sounds i sometimes enjoy getting in trouble. I have a really bad memory and am unfocused. I think my parents are ashamed so they dont take me to a doc or anything. So i actually forget to do hw and daydream in class and i grt in triuble for it at home. Even if i dont get in triuble on purpose its surprisingly enjoyable. Unless i really dont have time for a butt woopin that night.my 8th grade english teacher loved to load us with hw.

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  12. i'm just thankful that my mother is a reader.. she reads a lot about parenting... though I can relate to most of the points listed, but my older and younger sisters really did not end up brats because of my parents constant reminder.

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  13. OMG_ Please help me!!! i don't want to be like this anymore. i don't wanna end up working in a cheese factory!!!! what do i do???

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    1. Be yourself and find somebody strong to support you.

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  14. This is so true! Middle child syndrome happens everywhere! I am a middle child and I have the best grades among my siblings! I am also very independent and hate relying on my family. "Not like they will care" right?

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  15. O my freaking word, this is completely true, im a middle child & while reading this im like yes yes this is true!

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  16. I've just stumbled accross this, and being a middle child I too can totally relate to all of this!

    Even though this was posted a few years ago I found it eerie that I'm actually watching Lost again (currently half way through season 2!)

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  17. Yeah,it's true.I'm always have a problem with my family but what can I do?They're still my family..

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