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Rapid Communication
RC-08-133

Birth order effects on personality. Is it real or not real?

[Speaker] Takaki, Noriko:1
1:Osaka Aoyama University (Japan)

This study examined the relation between stereotyped image and personality on birth order. About one hundred university students participated in this survey study. They asked questions about their positions among siblings (oldest, youngest, other or only child), image of personality every birth order and their degree of belief that birth order effects on personality. As a result, a different personality image was found every birth order, and existence of birth order stereotype was confirmed. However, relation was not seen between one's personal character and their birth order.
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