Friday, August 6, 2021

Test Your Birth Order IQ

          In preparation for Middle Child’s Day, I found a couple of quizzes and an interesting read from the interwebs that I hope will help get you in the spirit.
DOES BIRTH ORDER AFFECT WHO YOU ARE? What a silly question! I mean, isn’t this blog proof it does? If you’ve been reading my posts over the years, you know the affect it’s had on me. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about how birth order can mess you up! I got a perfect score, obviously.
CAN YOUR FOOD PREFERENCES REVEAL YOUR BIRTH ORDER? Of course they can’t! But I will leave no stone unturned in my quest for a deeper birth order understanding -- plus I like to eat -- so I took the quiz. I admit, it took me a little longer than usual to realize that I got totally sucked into something designed solely to determine my likes and dislikes and sell my personal data to advertisers. And sure enough, this quasi-quiz got it totally wrong. Only child? I don’t think so. Unless they meant only Middle Child in the family. Apparently, I was not alone. Based on a small sampling of comments, 70% of the people who took the quiz were also placed in the wrong order. By the way, I took the quiz again, and this time it said I was the youngest! I wish.
I KNEW IT!! Now here’s an article that pretty much confirms everything I’ve been saying about being a Middle Child. It cites a variety of studies that basically conclude Middle Children get the short end of the stick. I concur! But then the article attempts to answer the age-old question, “What can you do to prevent Middle Child Syndrome?” Well, that’s an easy one -- absolutely nothing!!

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