Would you believe me if I said that you would be a different person if you had a different sibling? It’s a strange concept that our sibling connections could be at the centre of who we become. We could choose to link our success to parental support, social connections, and, most importantly, our personal qualities, such as hard effort and intelligence. Our siblings, on the other hand, may have the biggest influence in this aspect. They have an impact on our sense of identity, professions, skill sets, and, ultimately, life choices. Simply said, you would be a different person if you had a different sibling.
In an article for “Time,” Jeffrey Kluger, author of “The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us,” stated, “First child of a family come into the world as their parents’ solitary princess or prince.” “They are more likely to be pampered, indulged, and grow up with a sensation of being at the centre of the familial orbit.”They may also be drawn to positions of leadership. In a 2007 poll of 1,582 CEOs, 43 percent said they were the firstborn. In a separate, smaller study, first-borns were shown to be 55 percent more likely than the general population to be the founders of businesses or organizations.
It is true to say that each child in the family may have different abilities according to their birth order. It can be said that the first-born child is more prone to academic success, the second-born to fields that require teamwork, and the third-born to art and sports. Accordingly, if a family focuses on their first child, that child will most likely do better academically than children with more siblings.
There are other factors that contribute to success, and no explanation of achievement is complete without the argument that working hard is the primary cause. While it is true that patience and commitment to tasks are both indicators of success, not everyone who works hard achieves success. There are also several examples of people who have achieved great success without having to put in a lot of effort. Some people value hard work more than others. A mix of inherited disposition, parental expectations, contextual possibilities, and other variables may contribute to the attribute of a “hard worker.”
To summarize, a child’s success can be affected by factors such as genetics, upbringing, parents, and siblings. A child may be more prone to different areas according to the birth order among their siblings. However, it should not be forgotten that success is not something that exists only in an academic sense. Just as older siblings are more prone to academic success, younger siblings are more prone to social success.