Being the oldest sibling is tough, I've had 4 younger siblings to contend with - and it hasn't been easy.
Firstly, you spend the first few years being treated like the "king of the castle", your parents dote on you and focus all their attention on you - and then snatch it all away!
But being the first child also means your parents project all their own hopes, aspirations and expectations onto you.
The good part of that is you may get more of their attention and dedication than any of the following children - but it also means you've got the most pressure heaped on you.
There's even a scientific study that was conducted recently that suggested first children are more likely to suffer from anxiety or depression in later life.
Having grown up as the "leader" of my brothers and sister - I also feel like letting that sense of control go as you get older is also difficult. In the real world, you can't always be the one who gets to boss everyone else about!
Being naturally protective and defensive is another trait I think I may have inherited from being the oldest.
While other people seem to be able to stroll through life with a care-free attitude, I'm the kind of person that gets riled up about even the smallest injustices.
I can't watch certain TV shows because they make me angry!
Being the oldest isn't all bad though.
You're always the first to try out new things, and the one your siblings look up to in awe and admiration.
You're also statistically likely to be the most intelligent. Just saying!