This is based on the theory that opposites attract.
It's also based on the theory, advanced by psychologist Walter Toman, that we're more comfortable with someone who matches the sibling position of our opposite-sex siblings.
(Affleck had the same problem with JLo, who had the exact same birth order as Garner!
) Neither should be very good at understanding the opposite sex.
In some cases, especially for firstborns and lastborns, it is relatively easy to predict who a good match would be based on birth order.
Various theoretical considerations come into play, including the work of Walter Toman, Robert F.
Popular books invoke birth order for self-discovery, relationship tips, business advice and parenting guidance in titles such as (Revell, 2009).
”) while tossing in savory anecdotes (“Did you know that 21 of the first 23 astronauts into space were firstborns? But when scientists scrutinized the data, they found that the evidence just did not hold up.But two studies from the past three years finally found measurable effects: our position in the family does indeed affect both our IQ and our personality.It may be time to reconsider birth order as a real influence over whom we grow up to be.(Of course, firstborns may indeed have astronautic qualities.The point is that with these data, we cannot tell.) There are many reasons that family size could affect our predilections and personalities.Find out more about a personalized compatibility analysis, prepared just for you.