Welcome to the Only Child Ring!
Only children have, quite possibly, the best position in the family tree. We get to be the first, the middle, and the last! Many people believe this has a lot to do with only personalities.
Only children are said to have some of the following characteristics: perfectionist, reliable, conscientious, list makers, well organized, scholarly, goal oriented, high-achiever, self-sacrificing, people pleaser, conservative, supporter of law and order, believe in authority and ritual, legalistic, loyal, self-reliable. . . .and so on. Only children are often called spoiled, self-serving, know-it-alls as well.
Whether any of this is true is hard to say, it may very well be. . .but obviously there are other factors to consider. One question I often ask my self is "why was I the only child?" I know the technical answer, but why really?
Friends with siblings (actually. . .all of my friends have siblings), usually said stuff like "You're so lucky, you don't have to share, you get what ever you want. . ." and like comments, but really, only children have concerns that those with brothers and sisters don't have. For example, I watch my own children playing together and doing "sibling stuff," and I think back to when I was a kid and my best friend was the dog. My mom makes jokes like "When she was little, she'd fight with the dog. . ." Funny, ha ha.
Not that I'm complaining. I wouldn't give up my only child status for anything, but still, it would have been nice to have a sibling around to push around. . .uuh, I mean to play with. . .
If you too, had only the dog to fight with. . .then this ring is for you! Please take a look around and I hope to see you in the ring soon. . .