I read once that middle children are the fiercest competitors, despite what you may have heard about those high-achieving firstborn kids.
And I gotta tell you, as a middle child who also knows that peacekeeper role really well, I think it's true about the competitive spirit being alive and well in those who find themselves in the middle. Which is why I love this Gandhi quote. Because his name is almost synonymous with "peace" yet he was also a fighter.
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
- Mahatma Gandhi