The Firstborn Advantage

The Firstborn Advantage

Making your Birth Order Work for You

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Discusses how the pressures of being the first child can lead to perfectionism and an inflexible, controlling approach to problems, and provides advice on how firstborns can become more flexible and take full advantage of their leadership abilities and intense drive for success.

Baker Publishing Group
Bestselling author, humorist, and internationally known psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman helps firstborns understand their natural advantages for the highest level of personal success at home, at school, at work, and in relationships.
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 perfectionistic, 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.

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, c2008
ISBN: 9780800719111
Characteristics: 286 p. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: F1rstborn advantage


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Clio84 Oct 22, 2012

If you're a firstborn this is the book for you. You can improve your life by fixing behaviors you have pretty much since you were born, but you don't realize they damage you. You kind of get why do you act certain way. In my case I understood why I do worry too much and get stress for things that are not really important. You kind of start working with your traits to make the most of it.

Oct 05, 2012

This is a great book for anyone who is a first born and for those around them. Dr. Kevin Leman is very honest and fair in his descriptions regarding first born individuals and how it can affect life choices. For anyone who is a first born, and faces perfectionism or is so self critical that they never seem to finish what they start please read this book. I promise it will open your eyes to the reasons why you do what you do and how you can get away from a life of self destruction and move towards a life of happiness and freedom in accepting yourself for who you are. There are reasons why many doctors, pilots and presidents are first born. Read on to find out more, you won't be disappointed.


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