Have you ever heard someone say, "That is such a first born thing to do." Or maybe you have heard someone refer to being lost in a crowd like a middle child, or spoiled like a last child. Your spot in the family can really make a difference on your personality and how you adapt to the world. There has been a lot of research on common positive and negative traits related to your position in the family.
Leman shares some good information that helps us understand how we can make traits related to our birth order be something that helps us in life and relationships. The more you know where your weak spots are, the better you can correct them before they grow into a huge problem.
For example, as a middle born, you might struggle to be heard in the family because of being the lost one who blends in. But don't give up easy, you just might need to persevere in order to be taken seriously. Don't settle for being looked over when you have something important to say!
Check in tomorrow as Tamara tells us about how to make being a first born work for you!
Source for the week: K. Leman "The Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are"
Written by Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC
Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.