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The Birth Order Book

I've been learning a lot about myself and others through this book: The Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are by Dr. Kevin Leman. Who wouldn't love a book that has a section entitled "The World Needs More Unspoiled Middleborns"? 

But when I try to tell others about it, they seem to like to interrupt me by showing me how they don't fit the typical birth order mold. I don't blame them. I would've done the same except that Leman does such a great job describing how Middleborns are the wildcard. YES! Finally someone got it right. So I'm putting all the important and interesting bits here so others can see what I've learned without interrupting or having to read the book for themselves. Who knows, maybe I'll just whet your appetite.

First, let's get one thing straight. The categories of firstborn, middleborn, lastborn, and only child aren't clear-cut and simple, especially nowadays with remarriages, step-children, adoptions, twins, ph…