Firstborns were born to win. Clearly the natural movers, shakers, and leaders of this world, they can accomplish anything they set their minds to. They're the high achievers, the benchmark-setters, the business moguls, the concert violinists, the heads of the PTA. But if they're out of balance, they can be overly perfectionist, driven, and critical. They can become controllers (everything has to go their way) or pleasers (exhausting themselves in meeting the demands of others).
In The Firstborn Advantage, bestselling author, humorist, and internationally known psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman identifies the qualities of firstborns...and there's a hook. Just because you're the firstborn child in the family doesn't mean you'll have a firstborn personality. You can be #3 in a group of 4 siblings, and still have a firstborn personality! Dr. Leman reveals why. He helps firstborns understand their natural advantages--while becoming aware of their weaknesses and learning how to sidestep them--for the highest level of personal success at home, at school, at work, and in relationships. This fun, informative, and practical book will keep readers engaged and provide many "aha!" moments.
- Don't waste your time...
Let me start out by saying this, SOME of the "facts" in this book are true (and basic psychology truths) but after that this becomes a book of fiction. The main summery of this book is this;
"Baby children" are manipulative jerk that want their own way or nothing at all and most likely will live with thier parents until they get kicked out.
"Middle Children" are most likely to ether barely make out out of life alive or are going to become addicted to some drugs and be an addict from then on
"Firstborn child" the firstborn will be the leaders of the world. The rest of the world should be greatful of the firstborns for gracing us with thier godlike presents!
The book then goes on to use some classic salesmen tricks to make every reader feel like a firstborn; tricks like "you might be a Firstborn if you notice when the trash needs to be taken out" and "you might be a first born if anyone has ever annoyed you" or "you might be a Firstborn if you wake up in the morning"...
Yeah it's really that bad.... BUT WAIT THERES MORE!!!!
Then it goes on to say that if you've ever done anything wrong, it's your parents fault because of thier "Critical eye".....
This was the biggest waste of my time and money.... It was a lame joke....