The Birth Order Effect: How to Better Understand Yourself and Others

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A revolutionary new system for understanding birth order-featuring a remarkable new birth order quiz!
Whether we're the first born, last born, or somewhere in the middle, our birth order-and how we view our place in the family-can tell us much about who we are and how we interact with those around us. In The Birth Order Effect, Cliff Isaacson shows us how to find our true place in the family structure, and how to use this important information ...
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Overview

A revolutionary new system for understanding birth order-featuring a remarkable new birth order quiz!
Whether we're the first born, last born, or somewhere in the middle, our birth order-and how we view our place in the family-can tell us much about who we are and how we interact with those around us. In The Birth Order Effect, Cliff Isaacson shows us how to find our true place in the family structure, and how to use this important information in creating better relationships with those around us.
Starting with a fun and easy self-quiz, this revolutionary book tells you how to figure out which of the five birth types you are, and then shows you how to use birth order and family information to help you handle a variety of issues, ranging from compulsive organizing to repeated failed relationships. In no time, you will use the quiz not only for yourself, but also to fully understand and interact better with your family, friends, significant other, and even your business colleagues.
The Birth Order Effect represents a new and revolutionary way of thinking about birth order. More important, this book enables you to go beyond theory and put into practice what you learn.
Special features:
Profiles of five comprehensive birth categories
A simple test that pinpoints true birth order personality
A look at factors that influence true birth order, such as divorce, adoption, blended families, and large age gaps between siblings
The Birth Order Effect, the most up-to-date book on this very popular subject, will have you immediately using the results to gain a better understanding of yourself and others.
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Drawing on his experiences as a minister, counselor, and parent, Isaacson has devised a theory for understanding oneself and others called the Birth Order Effect. The theory hinges on five personality types, or Birth Order Personalities, that the author makes clear are different from Alfred Adler's four categories. While there is often a correlation between chronological birth date and Birth Order Personality, that is not always the case. For instance, first-born children may exhibit characteristics of Isaacson's Birth Order Personality First Born, but they may also show signs of Birth Order Personality Only Children. Early chapters present several quizzes so that readers can identify their personality type. The author then describes each type and explains how it applies to parenting, marriage, and work skills. The book is written in the approachable, conversational tone of a popular magazine article. Unfortunately, Isaacson omits a bibliography and any evidence of research methodology to support his theory. Confusion may also result from his use of the term birth order personality and studies that Isaacson has previously read about chronological birth order. Not recommended. Kay Brodie, Chesapeake Coll., Wye Mills, MD Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580625517
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.43 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Kris Radish
Kris Radish
Kris Radish is known to many because of her nationally syndicated columns, but she has also won a strong following of readers addicted to her funny, heartfelt, and empowering feminist fiction. With her beloved novels like Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn, Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral, and The Sunday List of Dreams, Radish is now a major personality in both the journalistic and the literary worlds.

Biography

Nationally syndicated columnist Kris Radish has taken a somewhat winding road to her current status as bestselling feminist novelist, although a strong love of fiction has been in her blood since childhood. "I fell in love with words when I was a little girl (and yes I was short once) and discovered the joy of reading and hanging out with Nancy Drew," she explains on her web site. "By the beginning of eighth grade I had read every book in St. Joseph's Grade School library and knew I was going to be a writer."

Radish did not start out writing the kinds of tales she loved as a girl. She began in the more practical realm of journalism, which lead her to write her first book. Run, Bambi, Run is the true story of Laurie Bombenek, an ex-cop/ex-Playboy bunny who was sentenced to life in prison for murder. Bombenek's fascinating story—which included a daring prison break and her subsequent recapture—was adapted into an equally riveting and critically acclaimed true-crime book by Radish.

Now with her first taste of the publishing world, Radish began work on her second book. The Birth Order Effect was quite different from her debut and miles away from the fiction she would eventually pen. Instead, it is a serious but lively discussion of birth-order and how it affects human psychology and development. Ultimately, The Birth Order Effect would take ten years to see publication, putting Radish's publishing career on hold for that length of time. By the time it finally hit bookstore shelves in 2002, Radish had shifted gears again and would never suffer such a hiatus again. The same year that The Birth Order Effect saw publication, Radish published her breakthrough work of fiction The Elegant Gathering of White Snows, the mysterious, hypnotic story of eight Wisconsin women who embark upon a pilgrimage. As they travel, each woman's story is revealed and the bonds between them strengthen. The Elegant Gathering of White Snows established Radish as an important new voice in feminist fiction and there would be no turning back from there.

Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn, the story of a wife and mother who sets upon her own journey toward self-actualization after finding her husband in bed with another woman, followed. Next up was Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral, another road novel in the vein of The Elegant Gathering of White Snows. By this point, Radish had gathered quite a following of devoted readers, all of her novels having found their ways onto bestseller lists throughout the United States. The Sunday List of Dreams, her next effort, was no different. It is a funny, moving, sometimes ribald tale of a woman who reconnects with her estranged daughter, who now runs a successful sex shop in New York City.

After the somewhat tentative journey toward her current success, Radish promises that she has many more stories to tell. "I write full-time because I never, not once, let go of the dream I had to do this," she says. "To put all my manic words into sentences and then string the sentences into paragraphs so that they could become chapters and then a book."

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Even though Radish is enjoying tremendous success as a novelist, she still writes "two nationally syndicated columns each week—for DBR Media, Inc. and a regionally syndicated column in southeastern Wisconsin for Community Newspapers," as she explains on her web site.

Along with her many literary and journalistic accomplishments, Radish is an accomplished motorcycle rider.

While getting her career in journalism started, Radish worked a huge number of odd jobs. By her own account, she worked as a "professional Girl Scout, waitress, bartender, journalist, bureau chief, columnist, window washer, factory worker, bowling alley attendant and once, honest, I crawled on my belly through a Utah mountain field to harvest night crawlers."

Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Radish:

"I've skied with Robert Redford, been shot at while flying over Bosnia, almost drowned in a flash flood in the middle of a desert, worked undercover, interviewed murderers, and covered a national disaster that buried a town."

"Once I really did crawl through a mountain field to pick night crawlers for extra money…actually it was more than once."

"When I was a working journalist someone was stalking me for a very long period of time. It was terrifying. To end it, I worked with the local police and I still have tape recordings of this person's voice."

"I answer all my own emails—which often takes hours but I do this because I have such a fabulous group of readers and if they honor me with a note—with their own stories—with something from their heart…well, I have to answer them. I just have to."

"Here are some of the things I love to do: Yoga and biking and I have recently rediscovered my passion for golf—honest—watch for the Kris Radish Open. I swim, and following a severe back injury am living with a ruptured L-5 but am kicking it in the rear end by working out at least five days a week and have recently—well, over the past five months—lost almost 20 pounds."

"I love to hike and often get some great inspiration when I am out hiking with my notebook. I adore the sounds of the outdoors and would live outside if I could—sleep with the window open year round."

"Three years ago I got my motorcycle license and after two years on a put-put bought a new Yamaha. Hope to put some more miles on it in between deadlines and books and kids and hitting the golf ball and…"

"Laughter is the key to everything. I love to laugh and drink wine and walk in the rain and I find kindness and intelligence two of the most attractive traits on earth."

"I need a glass of wine now—maybe two."

"Read Radish and live your list of dreams—just go for it, baby."

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    1. Hometown:
      Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 18, 1953
    2. Place of Birth:
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1975
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Table of Contents

Author's Note
Author's Thanks
Introduction
Chapter One: The Birth of Birth Order
Chapter Two: I'm a What?
Chapter Three: The Birth Order Matrix
Chapter Four: Here's a Can Opener
Chapter Five: The Only Child
Chapter Six: The First Born
Chapter Seven: The Second Born
Chapter Eight: The Third Born
Chapter Nine: The Fourth Born
Chapter Ten: Secondary Characteristics
Chapter Eleven: T-Shirts for Everyone
Chapter Twelve: Birth Order and Marriage
Chapter Thirteen: Birth Order and Parenting
Chapter Fourteen: Putting It Together
Chapter Fifteen: Birth Order in Everyday Life
Chapter Sixteen: Frequently Asked Questions
Chapter Seventeen: The Future of Birth Order
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2002

    FABULOUS all-new approach to birth order!!

    This is the best personality theory available today because it really works! Take the self-test to determine your own basic personality type (out of 5), which may or may not correspond with your chronological order in your family. Use the checklists to help you identify others' personalities. Get answers about why people do what they do and how to deal with each personality. Understand yourself without spending years in analysis. The other birth order books deal only with Adler's theories of 100 years ago and present nothing new. This book is all new and original with the author, who has studied many thousands of clients. My friends are all fascinated with this book--you will be, too! I can't wait until the author writes more!

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