personality everyone gasps and says, "how could this
happen." If you are a student of Birth Order, especially Double
Birth order, you would know in advance that this behavior
Nightly News since 2004, Brian Williams, was accused
of “embellishments” on some of his news stories. His
stories on Iraq and Katrina where he earned a Peabody
Award, have been found to be full of inaccuracies which
made him look like a hero when he covered these stories.
Brian the fourth born but is eight years younger than Richard.
This gives him a Double Birth order of an Only/Four. He
picked up this Only birth order as he was home with his mother
for many years while his siblings were off at school.
other sibling they take on the additional birth order of an
Only child. They receive like an Only child, extra nurturing
time. If the years between siblings is greater than 4 years
the Only characteristics have a greater influence on the
person. Brian is eight years younger than his older sibling
so he is 80% an Only and 20% a Four. He still carries the
characteristics of a fourth born. These two birth orders are
the farthest apart in personality characteristics. The Only
says.“I am in charge”, the Fourth says, “Take care of me”.
of the baby and they get use to it. The baby likes attention and
can get it by being the comedian in the family. They are not
afraid of adults as adults are their peer group. Others see them
as the life of the party and fun to be around. As the baby they
can be influenced by others when the going gets tough.
space between siblings when you add this birth order you get
and like making their own rules. The Only birth order
intensifies, magnifies and amplifies all the characteristics.
In Brian’s case it is added to the Fourth birth order. The Only
birth order masks his Fourth born characteristics and makes
him appear much more confident than he really is. Making
up stories is one way of feeding this need to make himself
feel important. Something he felt he needed as the youngest.
decisions you make in tune with your path in life. Brain
dropped out of college while all his older siblings finished
school. He worked as an intern at the White House while
Jimmy Carter was President. Started a broadcasting career
in 1981, joined CBS in 1993 then NBC. One year later he
was White House correspondent then replaced Tom
Brokaw in 2004 on NBC Nightly News. These jobs
represented the Only side of his personality. The Four side
is shown in his appearances on The Daily Show, Saturday
Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The David
Letterman show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He
has made frequent guest appearances on 30 Rock and was
on a Sesame Street episode in 2007.
of “The most trusted man in America.” Taking over the reins
at NBC seemed a perfect fit for Brian. He replaced Tom
Brokaw a firstborn who approach the position as a no nonsense
journalist. Brian let people see glimpses of his insecure four
personality but not understanding birth order these
exaggerations were ignored to the embarrassment of everyone