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18 Secrets Middle Children Will Never Tell You

TFW your mum forgets your name.

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1. Middle Child Syndrome definitely exists.

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2. When you saw relatives, they definitely tried to call you by your siblings' names before they recalled yours.

3. Heck, even your parents did it from time to time.

4. But as a plus, you were a master of hiding undetected at extended family gatherings.

5. And you would always use Middle Child Syndrome to your advantage.

6. You learned strong negotiation skills from a young age.

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Probably not as good as the youngest sibling, but not bad all the same.

7. And as a middle child, you could be very crafty when it came to getting people on your side.

As if you didn't pit your siblings against each other from time to time.
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As if you didn't pit your siblings against each other from time to time.

8. But you were also a master at resolving conflict.

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9. And tbh you were way less dramatic, compared to your siblings.

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10. In fact, middle children are quite good at remaining calm and collected.

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11. You were probably the first child to go through a rebellious phase.

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Let's be real, your older sibling never really pushed the boundaries.

12. So you basically helped pave the way for the generation after you.

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You are so welcome little sis.

13. As a middle child, you were quietly independent.

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Not the leader of the pack, nor a follower. Just going by, doing your own shit.

14. Which meant you were often quite content to do your own thing.

15. And not being the centre of attention didn't phase you all that much.

Years of being the forgotten middle child will do that to you.
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Years of being the forgotten middle child will do that to you.

16. While you harp on about being the forgotten middle child, you're kinda grateful for the fact your older sibling had to navigate life first.

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17. And let's be real, watching your youngest sibling grow up, you've definitely thought, "thank god I'm not that age anymore."

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18. In fact, there's probably not a whole lot you'd change in the end.

Here's to the middle kids!
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Here's to the middle kids!