I Have Middle Child Syndrome

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    Is There Something Wrong With Me?

    i am a middle child. an older brother and a younger sister. this may be one of those 'feel pity for me' posts. but i really need to rant. i hate being in my family. i feel like i don't belong at all. i feel like i have three different personalities. with my friends i'am more...
    CerealKillaStarkReid CerealKillaStarkReid
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 10, 2013

    Sux, Don't It?

    I used to never talk about it so I wouldn't sound like a whiny kid or angsty teenager, but if there ever was something that kids should complain about, this is it. It frickin sucks, I wish I had complained about it sooner, even though my parents would just deny it like they do...
    Vancity89 Vancity89
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Dec 15, 2009

    I Am .

    I have a definite case of middle child syndrome .I have always been the black sheep of the family and always rebelled against what most would call the norm ,what ever the norm is.I am happy this way and wouldnt change for anyone.I am honest ,upfront and I am a good friend to my...
    beastman111 beastman111
    46-50, M
    Jun 25, 2011

    Major Project

    Hi, My name is Alanna and I am conducting research for my Community and Family Studies Major HSC Project; The Independent Research Project. I will be conducting research in attempt to find out whether Middle Child Syndrome are indeed truth or fact. If you would kindly take the...
    allamaaaa allamaaaa
    26-30, F
    Nov 11, 2013

    Exact Middle

    I just realized something today, I am the exact middle child now, I have two older brothers and two younger sisters.My parents say that I am the most difficult ha ha and I guess that is kinda true.But its kinda hard because I am stuck at a weird age, both brothers are either...
    bullgirl104 bullgirl104
    18-21, F
    Jul 3, 2012

    40 And Still Left Out

    How to know when to cut ties from your familoty? Im 40 and have nice, normal parents who have never been abusive. I had a good upbringing and unlike most middle children, never felt left out as a child. My parents divorced when I was 15, but otherwise a good childhhod. As an...
    laughing40 laughing40
    41-45, F
    Nov 16, 2013

    I'm so hurt that I can't

    even read all the experiences because my tears are in the way
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    2 Responses Apr 8, 2016

    Left Out

    I’m pretty shore I have middle child syndrome. I have a brother who is just over 12 months older than me and a younger half-brother 4 years younger. I am only 16 but I have always felt left out. Seeing as how my parents were split up I didn’t see my dad much. My older brother...
    tahliam tahliam
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2012

    Middle Child Syndrome Sucks.

    Middle Child Syndrome has basically ruined my personality. I'm not very sociable and I have a very hard time trusting others. My parents always fuss at me for not spending any time with them, but the truth is, I'd rather be alone. I always feel the need to be alone. Whenever I do...
    stealyourface stealyourface
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2011

    Finally My Turn

    ever since I was little my father praised my brother for being the eldest son his male heir , my sister being daddies pride being the only girl and all she can get away with anything, untill a certain age my brother was everything to my father eventhough my fathers great...
    AZNlooNaticMurdeReR AZNlooNaticMurdeReR
    Aug 3, 2012

    So... I make straight A's,

    never get in trouble, win school awards and awards in general. I'm on a scholarship team and I'm eligible for many other ones... I do all the house work besides laundry Yet I'm the most mentally unhealthy and unhappy, and I'm the least cared about Best and worse out of 3
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    1 Response Apr 9, 2016

    I'm Ignored And Not Cared For :'((

    look, my sister's grade is always like line of 7 that's like FAILING here, and when i was grade 1 i was like line of 9 but then when i reached grade 2 and going up i was like line of 8 ONLY. Then my parents were like you should study more! you don't improve and all i was like...
    marielisthename marielisthename
    1 Response Oct 3, 2010

    Holy crap! this describes me wit just a few

    scentences Middle child syndrome is often characterized by: lack of friends (a loner), inability to maintain relationships, extreme creativity (writing, music, art, etc.), an easy going personality, trouble choosing a career path, trouble maintaining a career, quick loss of...
    PigMonkeyHybrid PigMonkeyHybrid
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 9, 2016

    24 and still left out.

    It was all fine and dandy till the "miracle baby" came along.. more like satan's spawn if you ask me.. then thats when the beatings started.. because daddys little boy and mommy's little girl could never do wrong.. i tried playing sports, musical instruments, taken up crafts...
    maceylynn23 maceylynn23
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2014

    Nothing But Honest

    It took me a while to admit that I do suffer from MCS. I never wanted to admit it, I have been in denial for far too long. Let me explain. There are five children in my family, there are two boys (one is 26, the other is 20) & I have two sisters (one is 24, the other is 16) I...
    emeraldsnake emeraldsnake
    18-21, F
    Jul 17, 2012

    MIddle Child Syndrome

    First thing i'd like to say is that middle child syndrome is very true. i have an older sister and a younger  brother so growing up was very difficult for me. Granted i didn’t have the best grades in school i did enough to get by. my sister was the one who would study...
    tregalado tregalado
    13 Responses Oct 9, 2008

    Still Invisible: My Middle Child Syndrome Story

    I'm 22 years old. I have an older brother and a younger sister. For the most part of my childhood, I was ignored by both my parents. My dad works, and doesn't get home around 9 or 10 in the evening. My mom is a housewife. She showered my sister with so attention whether she...
    PinkRobot PinkRobot
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 12, 2012

    I am the middle of 5 2 older brothers 2 younger

    sisters. My brothers were always allowed to do what ever they want. Stay up late,drive, and lots of other fun stuff. My parents took them everywhere on trips I never went. Even the one time I was supposed to go my parents canceled my ticket because they decided I was too little...
    Jimmy1313 Jimmy1313
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2014

    Yes, Middle Child Syndrome Is Real

    I have a sister 22 months older than I am am and a brother 22 months younger, my brother and I both being born two months early.  I wasn't the oldest, the youngest, or the only anything.  I was precocious and was walking and talking by nine months, which seemed to irritate my...
    julier1776 julier1776
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2011

    You know it doesn't matter

    if your a straight A student, never cause any problems, on a scholarship offering/grand champion team.... Your still less wanted... And can't get what you need to stop struggling
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    Jan 22, 2016

    Middle Child Syndrom

    i dont know if this counts lol. but i am the 3rd child of six. 4 girls and 2 boys. and unlike all of them i was an under achiever. i never had good grades and the rest of them always did. i guess you could say i was a troubled teen always gettin suspended. and i did it all for...
    kay098 kay098
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2009

    My Sister

    My sister is an ok person you know her the tall skinny person who is good at EVERYTHING!!!! She pretty much annoys me cause inside my head I know im smarter but out here it looks like im not. im short and well.............chubby or bigboned. im not an athletic person but boy can...
    XxxxemoloverxxxX XxxxemoloverxxxX
    13-15, F
    3 Responses May 14, 2012

    I Have Middle Child Syndrome

    I am from a family of three one older sister and a younger brother. i always felt like a outsider the odd ball of our family and my sister always made sure i felt that way. she always told me i was adopted and no one wanted me when i was little. i was never a bright student...
    angel1516 angel1516
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 10, 2009

    I Am 13 And I Have Had Middle Child Syndrome For Years.

    I was probably around the age of 10 when I was depressed for a full year, because i was just noticing how unfair my life is. I am the middle child of 3 girl and its very hard. My younger sisters 9 going on 2, and my older is 16 going on 35. I have always wanted to live by myself...
    Mylife123 Mylife123
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Sep 13, 2010

    This Book Helped

    I am the middle child of three boys. My other brothers are polar opposites, my younger brother is the over achiever and my older brother is a complete screw up. Thru the years of schooling all I had to do was get decent grades and I flew under the radar. I took advantage of the...
    midkid midkid
    Aug 29, 2013

    Middle Child Syndrome And Me

     I'm 14, with an older and a younger sister. All of us are 2 years apart. I guess you could say I'm the 'joker' of the family, the noisy one who always has an opinion. My sisters and I are close, but for a few years now I've been having terrible fights with my mother and started...
    cat2772 cat2772
    Apr 13, 2011

    Please Read This One And Let Me Know What You Think...

    I'm the fourth born out of 8.  4 male.  4 female.  Catholic.  I'm  always in bouts of depression.  My Dad is very alpha male.  We can't really be in the house for too long.  I'm nearly done with college and I feel like the job market may...
    JRAnonymous JRAnonymous
    3 Responses Oct 14, 2009

    Always Getting The Short End Of The Stick. Middle Child Of Three Girls

    mzchococat mzchococat
    1 Response Jul 21, 2011

    Growing Up In the Middle

    I was born in a family of 3 children, my sister, my little brother and yes, me in the middle. Growing up wasn't exactly pleasant for me, because i always had to be prove myself worthy of my parents' attention, whereas my siblings just had to be themselves. Growing up in the...
    Gem18 Gem18
    1 Response Feb 4, 2009

    Middle Cousin Too

    My sister is four years older than me. Then finally it was my turn. But 16 months later I get a brother. 16 months of being the youngest. Not only that but on my mum's side I'm the middle cousin. I never knew, still don't, know which side to hang out with. The older girls or the...
    B33z B33z
    13-15, F
    Nov 18, 2012

    The Syndrome Is True After All

    I always thought there was something wrong about me. As a child, I was always either too young to do what my older brother did or too old to repeat my younger sister's actions. On to adolescence, I couldn't hang out with my older brother's friends, and my young sister's...
    atalacardoso atalacardoso
    1 Response Mar 17, 2010

    Depression Or Middle Child Syndrome?

    I am 22 years old and since my first year of highschool I have been battling what i believe (or believed..not sure quite yet) to be depression. I'm talking self esteem level of -30, hating everything about myself and my life, not wanting to get out of bed, not wanting to go to...
    misaa05 misaa05
    6 Responses Nov 10, 2008

    I'm the middle child of 4,

    and I've always felt inadequate next to my siblings. I have two older sisters who are just absolutely amazing, they almost seem perfect in my eyes with them both being smart, charming, and undeniably pretty. My younger brother is also both smart and comedic which usually leads...
    TurnipFace TurnipFace
    16-17, F
    Dec 4, 2015

    Middle Child Syndrome

    Hey so as you guys guessed I am the middle child. (older sister and younger brother). I am 15 (girl) and I am having a pretty hard time. It has gotten worse with my sister going off to college and same with my 10 year old bro...he gets whatever he wants. Also my Sis and bro are...
    Supersoccergal05 Supersoccergal05
    1 Response Jul 18, 2011

    Now Even More To Compete With

    I have an older brother who was the first  born to my parents and the first grandson to both my grandparents. I also have a younger brother who is not concerned with the world around him. Now that we are adults my middle child syndrome seems to live on. People say that...
    sdco84 sdco84
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 26, 2009

    Middle Child Syndrome? Or Something Else?

    Since I heard about this syndrome I've been curious, but never really looked into it. Now that I have, I find that the syndrome is basically describing me. I read that they are artistic and perhaps good at writing, which is definatly a skill of mine. I get extremely depressed...
    thelightthatblindsss thelightthatblindsss
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2009

    Definitely Have Middle Child Syndrome

    i know this is probably strange coming from a guy, being all emotional and showing feelings, but i was the second born of four children and after reading about mcs i am pretty sure i have it.  i am now 23 and have always felt like a loner.  i mean i love my syblings and...
    TheDillon34 TheDillon34
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2010

    Stuck In The Middle

    For some reason my parents have always found it easier to say "No" to me than my brother or sister. My elder brother was special because he was the only boy, the eldest, the one who would carry on the family name. My little sister was special because she was the baby...
    robin1986 robin1986
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Dec 15, 2009

    I've Been Unhappy For Years.

    As the middle child, life has been a little rough. I have parents with a sick and twisted thought of parenting. My dad has told me he doesnt care about me, my mother calls me stupid and moronic daily, my four brothers remind me that nobody wants me around, and I have seriously...
    Jerryfinster Jerryfinster
    4 Responses Aug 8, 2011

    There's the oldest There's the youngest There's

    the only boy And then there's me...
    DreamRiver DreamRiver
    70+, F
    3 Responses Feb 4, 2016


    bela5562 bela5562
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 6, 2014

    I Am Never Important

    I am not the youngest to cared about and I am not the oldest to have dominance I am a quiet achiever and go about live very quietly I have always had panic disorder and anxiety and sexual trauma I have always been shy and held back and controlled by the other siblings needs...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2011
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