Dear Brothers (both younger, adults, but needing direction):
Remember the research on margarine vs. butter? This falls on the same playing field. Don’t believe everything you read.
ScienceDaily, July 15, 2015:
Massive study: Birth order has no meaningful effect on personality or IQ:
For those who believe that birth order influences traits like personality and intelligence, a study of 377,000 high school students offers some good news: Yes, the study found, first-borns do have higher IQs and consistently different personality traits than those born later in the family chronology. However, researchers say, the differences between first-borns and ‘later-borns’ are so small that they have no practical relevance to people’s lives.
~ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
If you missed the prior post on my Brother Rich, here’s the link; “New Research. Bull. It’s the natural order.
Notes: Photograph: Thank you Emily RC Photography