According To Study, Youngest Siblings Are The Funniest In The Family
There are so many stereotypes that exist in relation to siblings. The oldest sibling is always seen as the somewhat easy one. The middle sibling is always the “problem child.” And the youngest sibling is the one who seems to get away with everything. And according to science, the youngest sibling is also the funniest one.
According to a YouGov study, first-born siblings tend to be more sensible and feel more responsibility, while younger siblings tend to be more relaxed and referred to as the “family favorites.” Oldest siblings feel as though they are better able to prioritize and are more successful than their younger siblings. However, the youngest sibling in the family was found to be 46% more likely to identify as being funny and 42% more relaxed than their older siblings.
The study examined 1,782 British adult siblings who rated their personality traits alongside those of their brothers and sisters. Although this is a rather small testing pool, it does reveal some interesting information about the truth behind sibling stereotypes. Researchers involved in the study explained, “To some extent, age itself, rather than family dynamics, may be responsible for the differing characteristics. Older children, having had more time to get on in life, are more likely to say they are more successful than their siblings.”
“But undoubtedly, there are family forces at work – parental attention soon shifts onto new arrivals, and first borns may have to learn the ropes themselves. As evidence, elder siblings are more likely to feel more organized and able to prioritize their own lives,” the researchers continued. So, what do you think? Maybe you’re the youngest and the funniest. Maybe you’re the oldest and the most successful. Or maybe you’re the middle, and have a combination of these traits. Sibling dynamics are definitely interesting!