Are First-Borns More Likely to Go to Harvard?
First-born children may be more likely to go to Harvard. They try harder for mastery, according to one study, but they’re less trustful and cooperative. Also, they may be risk-averse, less extroverted, and more likely to develop eczema. These findings courtesy of the always-interesting “Percolator” column on the website of the Chronicle of Higher Education, written by Tom Bartlett.
I’m a classic first-born: driven, conscientious, neurotic. My sister tells me I should loosen up. Do you think your birth order has affected your personality?