Being an only child can be a blessing and a curse depending on who's talking. As an only child, I've definitely experienced the highs and lows, but overall my childhood was pretty great. So here's a list of some traits you need to know about some misunderstood folk.
1. We're not spoiled little bratsGiphy
Not all only children are spoiled, to be honest, if we are spoiled then it's our parent's fault. You can be spoiled but not bratty, there's a difference.
2. We enjoy alone timeGiphy
Being alone is okay, try it sometime. You learn a lot about yourself.
3. We're not the center of attentionGiphy
Just because we may be the apple of our parents' eye doesn't mean we believe the world is our oyster.
4. Loners? NahGiphy
We can be very social people. Promise we aren't hermits living in a basement.
5. Our parents getting older is a concernGiphy
As only children we bear the burden of having to deal with our parents' death alone. It's not fair, but it's life.
6. There's a lot of pressureGiphy
As the only family rep, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves. SHINE!
7. We're the golden child and scapegoatGiphy
When it's good it's great, but when it's bad you're the only one to blame.
8. Our parents may be our best friendsGiphy
Yeah that's right, my mom is my best friend.
9. We know how to shareGiphy
Sharing is caring, kindergarten wasn't that hard for us.
10. We can be shyGiphy
We're given a lot of attention but that doesn't mean we particularly like it.