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Only Child (In a Nutshell)
- A person that has no brothers or sisters.
- Parents can put all their energy into bringing up their only child.
- They are wrongly viewed stereotypically as being spoilt by their parents.
- It’s obviously cheaper financially to have only one child as opposed to two or more.
- Can mean that a person is more independent, which can be an advantage.
- Analyse yourself more effectively.
- Emphasise your strengths more.
Only Child (Positives)
Only Child (Negatives)
- Can become lonely and go through tough times, because of that.
- Despite generally having a good sense of self, can tend to be self opinionated and put pressure on yourself to succeed; no sibling to lean on for advice.
- More likely to be spoilt, theoretically, as they are the only child.
Only Child (Final Thoughts)
- Ironically, it may be that they are more disciplined; they are taught to tackle life by sticking to specific guidelines.
- Know how to pass the time; more likely to find hobbies like sport, art and music.
- They realise that there is nothing wrong with being independent and/or introverted.
- May have strong opinions!
- If someone doesn’t have siblings, they are possibly more likely to realise you only need to be happy within yourself, first and foremost.