The Birth Order Book: Why You Do What You Do Essay

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It is quite amazing how much birth order affects our personalities. As I read this book, it opened my eyes to see why my family members have the personalities that they do. Maybe you can find yourself in these lists. Everyone may not match perfectly to every characteristic. Kevin says a person is probably a first born if he is “perfectionistic, reliable, conscientious, [a] list maker, organized, critical, serious, [and] scholarly.” The second born will likely avoid conflict, be a mediator, be independent, have the fewest pictures in the family photo album, and be very loyal to peers as well as have lots of friends. On the other hand the baby of the family will probably be manipulative, charming, and engaging. He may also blame others, …show more content…
These middle born kids tend to feel like fifth wheels. They often have people skills because they look for friends outside the family to balance this feeling of being squeezed out of the family. Middle borns do not like comparison games, but can become good mediators and manipulators. These can be used as good manager skills someday. On the other hand, those that are the free-spirit type just might be the ones that try their new ideas out at some company. The babies of the family are the ones that often get away with a lot and like to be the center of attention. Many times the babies of the family are told often that they are not big enough to do this or that. When they act like clowns it helps them not to get lost at the end of the line. Last borns also have a tendancy to ride an emotional roller coaster. One day they can be energetic and charming and the next they are hard to deal with and feel helpless. They also tend to be the messy ones. Last borns are good at people jobs. Can you guess what birth order a car salesmen is usually from? Birth order also affects marriage. When two first borns end up marrying, there is the potential of two perfectionist bucking heads. When to middle borns marry, you can end up with no communication, because of their tendency to avoid

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