Them: Yes ___ No ___You have gone to school with someone, had a cousin or been make aware of the extreme personality of someone who is raised as an only child, the youngest child, the oldest child or a middle child in the family.
Each carries it’s own stigma. It is never an absolute that the stigma need remain a detriment. Especially in today’s information age anyone can change anything they choose to change.
An only child is typically used to getting their own way and will be perfectly happy spending a great deal of their time alone. Recently a friend mentioned that his son-in-law was raised as an only child by parents who were deaf.
That’s a double whammy. He seems quite well adjusted and possesses a warm out going personality. But he has no trouble holding out and not breaking the silence when there is a disagreement.