Firstborn Conservatism

Forer, The Birth Order Factor, New York: David McKay Company, 1976, 49

In personality development, the oldest child is usually conservative, reflecting the mores and attitudes of the parents and of obedient self-control.  Whether man or woman, the oldest is likely to be the member of the family who carries the patterns of an older generation into the new one….

Social attitudes usually include acceptance of religious training, social awareness, and a strong sense of responsibility.

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