The middle back seat of the car has always been considered less favourable due to the uncomfortable adapting to passengers on both sides, very limited view, less leg space, etc. Research by Škoda shows that the inconvenience could only be short-term, since the children from middle seats can be much more successful in life and career than their brothers and sisters that usually occupied the side seats.
Škoda conducted a survey of 1000 British persons with two or more siblings, which shows that a full 90 percent of respondents in executive positions sat "in the middle" during their childhood. 72 percent of company owners and 62 percent of senior managers sat between their brothers and sisters as well. This probably has a lot to do with the personal qualities that these children develop. The study shows that 44 percent of the time their acquaintances would describe them as relaxed and calm, and often reasonable (28 percent), patient (25 percent), prudent (21 percent) and flexible (21 percent).