Information about people and current events based on birth order characteristics. The concept of Double Birth order
is shown using as example people who carry the various Double birth orders and how they are different from those with single birth orders.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Charlie Sheen A Third Born out of Control?
Charlie Sheen, actor and star of the TV show Two and a Half Men,
has been in the news. His life and lifestyle are being exposed to
public scrutiny so it is time to unmask his birth order. His birth order
will let us see what makes Charlie so likable while at the same time
he appears unbalanced and self destructive.
·Family and Siblings
Charlie’s parents Martin and Janet Sheen changed their name from
Estevez before Charlie was born to make it less ethnic and help
Martin’s acting career. Their firstborn was Emilo, May 12, 1962.
Next, Ramon August 7, 1963, Charlie September 3, 1965 and
last and the only girl, Renee April 2, 1967. Charlie was born Carlos
Irvin Estevez and the only child to use Sheen as his last name. This
should have been the signal that life was going to be different with
·Characteristics of the Third Born
When the third child is born he has to understand 14 different
relationships in the family. Those between all his siblings, parents
and himself in different combinations. This is what makes the
third born such a master at understanding and working with
groups of people. They can be the most sensitive and intuitive
people as they pick up on the subtleties of those around them.
Understanding others makes them likable as they truly feel you
pain. They are masters of playing one sibling against the other and
are good at coming and going emotionally. They see the world very
differently than the first- and second borns. Power over others or
the control of their own space in not as important as their need to
express themselves in humanitarian or artistic ways. In life, this birth
order has more freedom to experience the non-traditional aspects
of society on a more personal level. Drugs, sex, and alcohol
immediately come to mind. Because of the third born’s extreme
sensitivity they can project a tough outer appearance but this is
only a sham to protective their sensitive side.
·Third Born with Two Older Brothers
All third borns share a number of similar characteristics but they
display them differently. The gender of the two older siblings has
a great deal of influence on the behavior of the third born. In
Charlie’s family it has been said that he had an adversarial
relationship with his two older brothers, Emilo and Ramon.
There can be a lot of testosterone with three boys.This is the
clue that he was trying to move up the birth order ladder.The
child with the lower birth order always wants to move up but
usually the third born doesn’t have a chance because the age gap
is too large. Most third borns just ignore their older siblings and
go in a different direction rather than compete. Not so with Charlie.
·The Move Up - Sibling Rivalry
What would give Charlie as a child the thought that he could
challenge his siblings and try to move up in birth order. We don’t
know what happened in the home during this period of his life but
a few clues can lead us in this investigation. As an adult Charlie is
taller than his two older brothers. Charlie is 5’10”, Emilo the
oldest is 5’6”, and the second brother Ramon is 5’7”. If Charlie
grew early this would have been a factor in the challenge for the
higher position. It should also be noted that the second brother
Ramon was named after his father. This is very unusual as the
first born usually gets his father’s name. Perhaps his older brother
Emilo felt a little less secure after Ramon was born. This was
another opening for Charlie.
·Like Father Like Son
Martin Sheen, Charlie’s father was born Ramon Estevez the seventh
of ten children. This makes his birth order a second level number
three (Birthorder numbers start again after number four) very similar
to Charlie. Martin wanted to be an actor so badly that it is said he
purposely failed his entrance exam to college so he could start his
acting career. We see a similar pattern with Charlie who was not
much of a student in high school, his interests were acting and
baseball. Charlie got his first acting role at age nine with a part in his
father’s movie, The Execution of Private Slovik. He was the star
shortstop and pitcher on his high school team but a few weeks
before graduation he was expelled due to poor attendance and
bad grades.This was also the first time there is a mention of the
influence of drugs in his life. He has since gone through rehab for
·What the Future may Hold
What will be the future for this likable third born. Will he enter rehab
again and kick his drug habit? Is a stable marriage in his future?
Third borns are very protective of their sensitive nature so when the
tough façade is lost a tidal wave of emotion and a meltdown can
occur. As with all birth orders you have a choice to use your special
characteristics for a positive life or go in a negative direction. Only