Sat, Jun. 30, 2012 Posted: 12:17 AM
All of us are writing our own individual screenplay about life, and it has everything to do with your growing-up years and your birth order.
If you were going to complete the statement, I only count when…, what would you say?
I only count when I’m in charge. Or, I only count when I win.
You’re a firstborn, with a high need for order, a passion for achievement, a perfectionistic, and a desire to be the top dog in the pack. It’s not surprising, since you were the solo child in your household, with Mom and Dad’s full attention—including that critical, eagle-eye—on you, before your siblings arrived. Or you might be an only child. Either way, you were held to high standards and expected to measure up.
I only count when I’m surrounded by friends.
You’re a middleborn—the one squeezed in the middle between your achieving older sibling and the cute baby of the family who got attention because of his antics. You’re more like the wallpaper—there, but blended in as part of your surroundings. You were the one least likely to be missed from the dinner table. As a result, friends became very important to you.
I only count when I’m in the limelight and others notice me.
You’re the baby of the family—the entertainer, the one who makes your environment fun. You read people, not books. You were the one you got away with murder because you were little and cute. And you often got out of work because your older siblings did your share, just to get it done. You were the one least likely to be blamed for things you and your sibling did.
Your life theme has everything to do with how you view yourself and relate to others.
An internationally known psychologist and humorist, Dr. Kevin Leman has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. The New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Have a New Kid by Friday, Have a New Husband by Friday, Have a New You by Friday, Sheet Music, and The Birth Order Book has made thousands of house calls for radio and television programs, including Fox & Friends, The View, Fox’s The Morning Show, Today, CBS’s The Early Show, Janet Parshall, Life Today with James Robison, CNN’s American Morning, and Focus on the Family. Dr. Leman has also served as a contributing family psychologist to Good Morning America. He and his wife, Sande, have five children and two grandchildren. http://www.drleman.com http://www.facebook.com/DrKevinLeman www.birthorderguy.com
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