Czeslaw Mikrut
Czeslaw Mikrut voted up Anonymous' answer

One thing that it can sometimes do is either teach kids to be Independent and responsible (which can sometimes include being Industrious and taking Initiative and being Productive and hopefully sometimes even Creative) and to take pretty good care of their things when they are the sole owner (which, unfortunately, can also make them more … Read more

Czeslaw Mikrut
Czeslaw Mikrut voted up Tom Jackson's answer

I'm also an only child, so I'll just throw in a few characteristics I think are related to that:

Being "alone" is the state with which I am most familiar and therefore very comfortable with, and I have no trouble entertaining myself when necessary. I enjoy being with people, but I usually don't seek out groups.

I … Read more