Birth order
1 / 38

Birth Order: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Birth Order:. How Your Family Birth Order Determines Your Kitchen Personality Type. Why is it Important to Understand the Characteristics of Family Birth Order?. Better understanding of interpersonal relationships (you’ll get along better) Better communication

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.

Download Presentation

Birth Order:

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript

Birth Order:

How Your Family Birth Order Determines Your Kitchen

Personality Type

Why is it Important to Understand the Characteristics of Family Birth Order?

  • Better understanding of interpersonal relationships (you’ll get along better)

  • Better communication

  • Important to have different personalities working on the same team

  • A diverse group will improve the work process


  • Spacing of births is important as is gender consideration

  • Large gaps of years between siblings changes the characteristics of the personality type as it pertains to birth order

How Many“First Borns” in theAudience?

First Born Child

  • Natural leadership abilities

  • Ambitious, responsible, take charge, self-sacrificing

  • Motivated

  • Logical and straight thinkers

  • Organized- good planners and goal setters, make “to do” lists

  • Energetic

First Born Child

  • Respectful, compliant

  • Good team player, understands goals and objectives

  • Does things right (the first time)

  • Good problem solvers, intuitive, analytical thinkers

  • Reliable- will take on any task

  • Serious, conservative

First Born Child

  • Scholarly, high achievers

  • Strong concentration abilities

  • Hates surprises


  • Perfectionists; neat dressers, everything matches

  • Follow the rules- Law and Order!

First Born Child

  • Protectors and guardians

  • Strong willed, all or nothing, black or white- no gray

  • Assertive…or aggressive

  • Will take it, then explode all at once

  • Can procrastinate if fearful of not being perfect

How Many First Borns?How Many are in a Supervisory or LeadershipCapacity?

How ManyAre an“Only Child”?

An Only Child Has Many of the Same Characteristics as the First Born Child

Only Child

  • Little adult by age 7

  • Thorough, deliberate

  • High achiever

  • Self-motivated

  • High expectations of self and others

  • Can’t stand failure or mistakes in self or others

Only Child

  • Black and white thinker, no room for gray area

  • Exactly, precise

  • Rigid, cautious

  • Dependable, responsible

Only Child

  • Somewhat sheltered

  • Somewhat self-focused

How Many “Only Childs”?How Many “Only Childs”are in aSupervisory or LeadershipPosition?

How Many“Last Borns”in theAudience?

Last Born Child

  • Spoiled- “the baby”

  • Charming- a real sales person

  • LOVES to be the center of attention and the class clown

  • Precocious, engaging

  • Affectionate- Likes to give (and get) strokes

  • LOVES surprises

Last Born Child

  • Mischievous

  • Little show-off

  • Playful, fun to be around

  • Creative and entertaining

  • Great sense of humor

  • Caring and lovable

  • Likes to help others

Last Born Child

  • Relaxed- No stress

  • Genuine

  • Trustworthy

How Many Last Borns?How Many Last Borns are in a Supervisory or Leadership Position?

How Manyare a“Middle Child”?

Middle Child: A Real Paradox

  • Good mediator, compromiser

  • Diplomatic, a peacemaker

  • Avoids confrontation at all cost

  • Balanced, can see both sides

  • Has many, rather than fewer, friends

  • Unspoiled and realistic

Middle Child

  • Independent, mentally tough

  • Loyal to friends; trustworthy- Can keep secrets

  • Quiet, appears to be shy

  • Introspective, analytical thinker

  • Impatient, easily frustrated

  • Maverick or rebel- may leave home first

Middle Child

  • Free spirit

  • Laid back- or assertive

  • Good team player- Understands goals and objectives

  • Good mental coping skills

  • Faithful in relationships

  • More accepting of diversity

Middle Child

  • Understands life isn’t fair

  • Balanced

  • Comfortable with change, may even thrive on change

  • Scholarly

How Manyare a “Middle Child”?How Many are in aSupervisory or Leadership Position?

So What Does All This Mean as it Comes to Working With One Another?

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

First Born

  • Great leadership ability, but may be seen as over bearing or overly assertive

  • Perfectionism may cause frustration on the part of the subordinates; can’t meet high expectations

  • Need for organization may be viewed as inflexible; may miss seeing “the big picture”

First Born

  • Getting “organized” may get in the way of DOING things

  • Being “logical” may come across as being self-righteous

  • Making lists may get a lot done, assuming there are followers who will actually do the work

  • Being a cheerleader may be annoying to some

First Born

  • Sharks will eat you alive; If you stick your neck out, someone will gladly chop it off and deliver it on a platter

  • You will have your own cheering section- “YOU DO IT!” Go ahead! We’re behind you all the way!

Only Child

  • Confidence may be viewed as cockiness

  • Serious nature may be seen as “uptight”

  • Perfectionism will get the job done right the first time and might be envied by those who can’t meet those standards

  • Inability to see both points of view may cause some tensions

Only Child

  • Intense thinkers may be able to analyze a situation, but it may be from a solitary point of view

  • Strong motivation may cause others to become frustrated with the strong drive

Middle Child

  • Friendly relationships are important, but may get in the way of using good or fair judgment

  • Putting oneself in the middle of dissention could cause the mediator to get burned

  • Peace at any price might cause some to take advantage

Middle Child

  • Independence may be construed as being cold or aloof

  • Independent thinking may be construed as arrogance or stubbornness

  • Unspoiled may mean intolerance for those who HAVE been spoiled

Last Born

  • Charming may be construed as manipulative or flaky

  • Affectionate may be construed as gullible

  • Attention seeking may be construed as self-centered and spoiled, and undisciplined

The “Synergistic Effect”

  • Having opposite personalities in a kitchen really does work!

“The Warpath Effect”

  • Too many Chiefs and Not Enough Indians

  • Too Many Cooks Will…(you know the rest)

  • Login