No doubt this will cause a bit of strife within the family, but a recent study has found that the youngest siblings think they are the funniest!
The research found that 46% of people who were the youngest in their family considered themselves to be the funniest, compared to 36% of eldest siblings.
The researchers found that one of the main reasons for this is that first-borns tend to feel a burden of responsibility that their younger brothers and sisters don’t. As a result, 54% of the eldest siblings admitted to being more responsible compared to 31% of the last born kids.
Although 47% of the younger siblings felt they were more easy going, success appears to be on the side of the eldest child, with 38% saying that they are more well off than their younger siblings.
The researchers added that “To some extent age itself, rather than family dynamics, may be responsible for the differing characteristics. Older children, having had more time to get on in life, are more likely to say they are more successful than their siblings.
“But undoubtedly there are family forces at work – parental attention soon shifts onto new arrivals, and first borns may have to learn the ropes themselves. As evidence, elder siblings are more likely to feel more organised and able to prioritise their own lives”.