1. You learn to be independent
When you’re an only child, you’re often left to do a lot of things on your own — homework, watching TV, or playing a game — you would do it alone and with complete content.
2. People think you’re spoiled
People think that being an only child is great because we “get whatever we want." This is definitely not true, we have the same limits as the next kid. But, when we do get something, we don’t have to share it.
3. You like being alone
Yes, there were times where you were bored out of your mind and wish you had someone to play with or talk to. As you grow up, you realize how much alone time you actually need to not go insane. We just are not used to being surrounded by people.
4. Having a roommate in college is hard
You’re used to essentially having the whole house to yourself and now you are forced into a tiny room with another person. Whether they are your friend or a complete stranger, you are not used to sharing your space with someone and that can be difficult when you like being alone sometimes.
5. You take all the blame
If you do something wrong, your parents know it’s you. There is no else to blame or share the blame with and there is no one who can cover for you. It’s you and only you.
6. Dreaming about having a sibling
There were definitely moments where you would imagine how life would be with a sister or brother or both. You would probably hope you might find your identical twin somewhere like in Parent Trap, but the probability of that happening was slim so you kept dreaming.