ORDER OF THE FAMILY AFFECTS THE PERSONALITY
A research paper presented to
The faculty of the English department
College of bachelor of psychology
University of Our Lady of Fatima
In partial fulfillment
Of the requirements for the course
ENLISH II basic communication skills
A. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
There some people who ask if personality does affect the order of the family. Some experts believe that birth order is an important tool in shaping how you turn out as an adult. It determines how you see the world, how you expect the world to treat you, and how you treat others. This traditional wisdom had placed the emphasis on stereotypical negative personality traits with regard to sibling order, portraying the first born as bossy, the middle as neglected, the youngest as spoiled, while the only child was supposed to become selfish and egotistic. However, comprehensive research based on long-term data disclosed a more complex cause and effect correlation between birth order and a wide spectrum of social factors, including personality type, career choice, success in relationships, and openness to new experience (http://haunty.hubpages.com/hub/How-Birth-Order-Affects-Personality-Traits ). Popular books invoke birth order for self-discovery, relationship tips, business advice and parenting guidance in titles such as (The Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are .Revell, 2009). Alfred Adler (1870–1937), an Austrian psychiatrist, and a contemporary of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was one of the first theorists to suggest that birth order influences personality. He argued that birth order can leave an indelible impression on an individual's style of life, which is one's habitual way of dealing with the tasks of friendship, love, and work. According to Adler, firstborns are "dethroned" when a second child comes along, and this may have a lasting influence on them. Younger and only children may be pampered and spoiled, which can also affect their later personalities. Additional birth order factors that should be considered are the spacing in years between siblings, the total number of children, and the changing circumstances of the parents over time (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birth_order ) This study shows some aspect of. And there some people who did not believe in this case, for instance I prefer to use this topic to study if personality does really affect our birth order.
B. STATEMENT OF THE STUDY
This study intends to investigate the personality trait when it comes in the order of the family. The purpose of the study is to answer the following question: * How does their order their behavior?
* How does the order affects their future life?
* Why should be the first born is a boy rather than a girl? * Firstborn children are usually very dependable, trustworthy and devoted. Their parents rely on them for help in caring for their younger siblings and have high expectations of them. Is a bossy type and very dependable so, they intend to be a lawyer, president, or a police. Middle children are generally more easygoing since they have less parental pressure on them to succeed. They’re usually more independent, developing different interests than the oldest in order to be appreciated for who they are. Is more independent, developing different interest so in their future life they have stereo type occupation. The youngest child is often considered the cutest, yet he or she is the most demanding. He gets loads of attention from his older siblings, all eager to please him. Only child are spoiled, egoistic, and selfish because all of his/her parent attention is focused only for him. * Typically, older siblings are further along the developmental path than their younger siblings, and are thus bigger and stronger. Firstborn children are in effect the ‘alpha males’. For the...
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