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Excerpted from The Baby Bump, Twins and Triplets Edition

Is It True the Older Twin Will Be Bossy?

Is there anything to the idea that the older twin is usually the bossy one?

Some moms will swear that their firstborn is the more talkative, outgoing one, but others say the whole birth-order thing — even with twins — is hogwash. And while your twins may share many characteristics (similar hair and eye color, a taste for anything chocolaty), they’re certainly going to grow up to be two separate people. Most parents of multiples say their children develop very different personalities even from an early age. And the more different they are, the more interesting life will be.

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