Demystifying Your Middle Child: 15 Traits of a Middle Child

Are you a middle child or do you have a middle child? Do you worry about them having Middle Child Syndrome? Fear not, there are plenty of positive traits that a middle child can have. Here are 15 Traits of a Middle Child:

chicks middle child#1. They can be excellent negotiators

#2. They can be more patient as they are used to not getting their own way

#3. They dislike conflict and often try to avoid rocking the boat

#4. They are often very sociable with a strong circle of friends

#5. They place great emphasis on loyalty

#6. They can have lower self-esteem

#7. They can be rebellious

#8. They are “people-pleasers”

#9. They don’t openly share their feelings as much as their siblings

#10. They can be independent and inventive

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#11. They can adapt easily to any situation

#12. They can have a strong sense of justice and fairness

#13. They have to speak up more so they are not ignored

#14. They can be competitive, comes from having to compete for attention

#15. They can be good listeners, tending to weigh up information before taking action.

Do you have a middle child in your house? How do these traits stack up? Tell us in the comments below.

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls


  1. Kay Mc Cabe says:

    I’m a middle child and I have a son who is a middle child some of it is true for both of us but different traits.

  2. Brenda says:

    I am the middle child if five kids…you hit me right on — this is totally me! I’m 61 years old and I’m still this way! Thanks!

  3. wanda ferris says:

    I am a middle child and I have ALL of those traits…

  4. Lorraine says:

    I have two older siblings and one younger, so does that still mean I am a middle child, if so numbers 2 3 6 8 9 13 and 14 are def not me, the rest I would have to say are me down to a T.

  5. Lisa says:

    I have 3 children. One, is the eldest and that will NEVER change
    One is the youngest, and that will NEVER change – but my middle one? Will always be a Big Brother AND a Little Brother at the SAME TIME! WOW! How LUCKY!!! And it worked for him!!