Middle Child Personality
Couples are normally excited with joy on two occasions. Once when the first child is born and
second when they plan their last child together. It's very obvious that more love and affection
normally goes to the first and the last born. According to a detailed survey by many leading
behavioral experts, the child who falls in the middle often feels that he/she is misunderstood and
not loved and cared enough as the other two siblings. The order in which each child is born does
make a difference and often the middle one suffers from middle child personality disorder.
Most people still don't want to believe that middle child personality does exit in a happy and content
family. Yes. It does. You may not even notice it until the child's behavior gets all violent and
unnecessarily weird. One of the most common middle child personality traits is the sense of not
belonging. They use violence as a tool to get attention from their parents and their siblings. In
many cases, it has been noted that the middle child has been ignored by parents and often has
been compared to another sibling, which makes them even more angry and ruthless. Being in the
middle can often be scary and insecure. As they grow up, they often fail in personal and
professional relationships, as they feel that love, care and affection, was never for them.
Middle Child Personality Characteristics
To maintain a good family it's necessary that you maintain healthy and loving family
relationships between all the members. Let's believe that you've just noticed that a weird
behavioral pattern in your middle child's nature and you can't figure out what is it. Have a look at
these personality traits listed below, they will help you understand in a better way middle child
Lack of Sense of Belonging
It's always noticed that the middle child may not be that close to the family. He/she struggles to be
with the family as he/she is constantly ignored and unwanted. Situations may arise when the
middle child may have to take sides between the older and younger one leading to many more
family issues. Parents should take care that such situations shouldn't take place in the house.
The constant feeling of being unwanted makes the child feel makes him/her suffer from low self
esteem. The feeling of not needed is the worst feeling on this planet. Forget children, it can drive
well grown adults mad. This can have a serious effect on the mental well being of a child and can
also lead him to depression.
Withdrawal from Social Life
The children suffering from middle child personality are often victims of shyness and unsocial
behavior. They don't like socializing and meeting people and this act may make them loners for the
rest of their life. They already feel like outsiders in their own house and this feeling makes them
inaccessible to the world also. Your child would spend more and more time with him/herself rather
than going out and enjoy life with his/her siblings.
Lack of Trust
Due to the second child syndrome, the middle child has always been a loner with no one to
understand his/her feelings, he/she automatically starts having trust issues with everyone he/she
interacts with. Such a child has difficulty opening up to anyone. Although in many cases such
children are also found to be gullible, as they long for someone to talk to and can easily be
Tips to Cure Middle Child Personality
Now that you have a brief idea about child personality disorder, let's talk about some tips on how to
cure middle child personality disorder.
If you have three kids, make sure you pay equal attention to all of them. None of them
deserve to be ignored and all of them have the right of your love and affection. This
ensures that child development happens normally and also ensures that they participate in
all family activities without feeling neglected.
Don't let the middle child suffer always in sibling rivalry, offer alternative solutions. If you
ever see a situation where the middle child has to compromise, then take the situation in
your own hands.
Always remember to give every child some alone time. It's not possible to do that at home,
so take each one of them turn by turn with you for grocery shopping, various other chores,
Middle child personality can be very dangerous and also cause behavioral problems in children,
which can be a mental block for a child if not treated at early stages. So it's always recommended
that you pay equal attention to each and every one of your kids and not play the game of