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16 Surprising Benefits Of Being A Middle Child

It's not all neglect and heartbreak.

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1. You actually don't fight all that much with your siblings.


Generally middle children act as the peacemaker rather than the instigator. Or more commonly, they just DGAF if they hear their siblings fighting and go do something more productive with their time.

4. You're good at remaining calm and neutral in tense situations.


It was hard for you to pick a side growing up, because you're close to your older and younger siblings in different ways. So when any issues of conflict arise, you're more likely to play fair and keep calm, rather than lose your temper or stoop to any low levels.


7. You think outside the box.


Growing up as a middle child sometimes made you feel like your parents weren't always paying attention to you. This taught you to not see everything in black and white and work outside the norm.

8. You're happy to not be the centre of attention, because it generally means you can do your own thing without being interrupted.

Sure, as a kid you may have felt like you were ignored or overshadowed. But as a teen you probably used this to your advantage.


10. You're more likely to fly under the radar at extended family gatherings.

Mainly because Great Aunt Petunia and co can remember all your siblings names but not yours. So go hide in that corner with the party food and know you're better off than your siblings.

12. You're a lot more well-adjusted than what people would think.


This is because your parents never had super high expectations for you, nor was everything handed to you on a silver platter. That makes for one well-rounded individual.