Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Double Birth Order of Glenn Beck

      

Glenn Beck is an author, editor, inspirational speaker, and talk show host
on the Fox network. He has been described as right-wing conservative
and a major supporter of the Tea-Party movement.  This man seems to
have it all so it was time to find his birth order so we can see the
characteristics that made for his success. The research for the
information on his siblings was not an easy one. I knew he had an
older sister but who knew he had another much older sister?


Early Years
Glenn was born February 10, 1964 in Everett, Washington, his sister
Michelle is two years older.  At age 13 his parents divorced and Glenn
and Michelle moved from Mt. Vernon to Summer, Washington. Two
years later in 1979 his mother died in a mysterious drowning incident
in Puget Sound.  No one is sure if it was an accident or a suicide.  After
the death of his mother, both he and his sister Michelle moved back with
his father, stepmother and step siblings, as his father had remarried. Glenn
was 15 at the time.  One of his step siblings committed suicide and another
died of a heart attack. I do not know if they were older or younger than 
Glenn and Michelle. The siblings in this new step family would have little affect
on Glenn since he was already 15years old. My quest for all of his siblings
may have ended here but for a story Glenn told about his childhood. Glenn
tells the story about the day his older sister played hooky.  He said, “My
other sister and I were a little surprised when my dad picked us up and we
went looking for our older sister…” Now we know there were two girls and
a boy in the original Beck family.

Search for his oldest Sister
I knew from watching his show that he demonstrated multiple characteristics
not clearly any one birth order so the search for the oldest sister was the
answer. I reasoned that after the divorce she did not go to Summer, Washington
with Glenn and Michelle. That year, 1977, may have been her last year in
high school or she may have already graduated.  My first search was at the
Tacoma Public Library for a copy of his mother’s obituary.  There it listed her
children, Michelle, Glenn, and Coletta of Mt. Vernon, Washington.  My suspicion
that she had stayed in Mt. Vernon was right.  Following a number of calls to
Mt. Vernon High and the local library I found her picture in the 1976 yearbook.
This makes her date of birth to be 1958 making her 4 years older than Michelle
and 6 years older than Glenn.

Birth Order Designations
The Beck family demonstrates what is known as a “family within a family”.
Four school years separate the oldest sibling from the next group of two giving
everyone a Double Birth Order.

Coletta      One/Only          Double Birth Order (The 4yrs gave her more time
                                            alone with her parents like an Only child.)
       4yr Gap
Michelle  Two/One           Double Birth Order  (The oldest in the second family)
Glenn      Three/Two         Double Birth Order  (Third born but second in the
                                                                         second family and the only boy)

Birth Order Characteristics of the Second Born
The second child likes to control his own space and does not want to be told
what to do.They usually have a more outgoing personality than their older
sibling.  If the older sibling is doing well in school then they will concentrate
on athletics or anything different from their older brother or sister. They can
be very competitive and don’t give up easily. Making a lot of money allows
them not to be told what to do. In 2009 Beck made 21 million dollars true to
his second born characteristic. Some twos may be called rebels if you think
personal responsibity, low debt and limited government are rebel ideas, then
he fits.

Birth Order Characteristics of the Third Born.
The third born sees life very differently than the second born.  He is not very
competitive but sees life in more humanitarian terms.  He loves helping others
and sees the bigger picture. They are artistic, spiritual, creative and very 
sensitive.They love working with groups of people as they understand everyone
easily. Sensitivity to those around them gives them lots of friends and an air 
of being very happy. The truth is they are laughing on the outside but crying 
on the inside.They do not like to expose their inner feelings. They are open to 
the world around them and that includes drugs, alcohol and religion. Religion is
now central in Glenn’s life.  He converted to Mormonism which he accounts for 
his cure and is now a recovering alcoholic, drug addict and substance abuser.
As the first born boy with two older sisters Glenn is in a unique position to act 
at times like a Firstborn. Acting like a Firstborn may make him look stronger 
than he really is and since it is an act, he may overdo it. .


Work
Glenn is a blending of these two birth orders and we can see that in his work
history. His first job was at age 13 when he won a contest to be on his hometown
radio station KRBC. In high school Glenn began working regularly on a part-time
basis for a radio station in Seattle. He would do the midnight show on Friday night
and would have to take the bus to Seattle.. He often would sleep at the station
during the weekend shows. As a second born the money would be important as
a way toward independence. The radio gave him a stage from which to perform, 
a third born characteristic. He had numerous radio jobs over the years and the 
only pattern was one of going from job to job after being let go. Maybe he didn’t
like management telling him what to do?  A second born trait.

Political Views
Beck considers himself a libertarian; he says every day he is fighting for individual
rights, a trait consistent with a second born. Second borns don’t want anyone
telling them what to do.  As the third born he has an almost religious zeal for
getting everyone educated in the matter of fiscal responsibility.  He wants
everyone to be able to control their own life by living within their means, another
number two trait.

Blended Birth Orders
This blending of birth orders makes for a very interesting person.  Time
Magazine thought so in 2009 and named him The Most Interesting Personality.  
Understanding this blending of the second and third born traits will give you a 
better picture of the “Real” Glenn Beck. His third born characteristics gave him
a different and open view of the world. It cost him his first marriage and almost
cost him his life with alcohol and drug additions. His second born trait of wanting 
to control his own world gave him the strength to kick his habits. His third born
side helped as he sought out religion as a solution. This combination of the
 two/three double birth order, shows a strong independent person who is 
dedicated and cares deeply about others.

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 
Charlie.

·        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
                    this problem.

·        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 fa├žade 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
                    Charlie can determine his future.
                   
                    
                   
                 
       

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kim Jong –iL What Can Happen When a #2 is Elevated to #1


Kim Jong –il has been the dictatorial leader of North Korea
since 1994 after the death of his father Kim Il –sung.  His
relationship with the West has been strained at best. His 
country’s economy is in shambles and he has been putting 
his resources into nuclear weapon research and seems to
defy all attempts to get him to fall into line. Could his birth 
order have something to do with his personality?

Korean Names And Culture
Before we look at Kim Jong –il it might be best to take a
brief look at the system used for Korean names. A Korean 
name consists of a family name followed by a given name. 
There are only 250 Korean family names currently in use. 
The most common are Kim, Lee, and Park. There is also a
generational name syllable shared by all siblings and all 
members of the same generation.  Married men and women 
usually keep their full personal names, and children inherit 
the father’s family name. A name can also denote their clan 
and city of origin.

Korean Names And Gender
Korean history has a strong foundation of Confucian 
Principles acquired during the Choson Dynasty, 1392.
The family structure is patriarchal with the male being superior.
Women are not seen as ambitious and have no aspirations. 
They are referred to as ansalam or “inside person” strictly 
restricted to domesticity. It is common for the wife to keep 
her family name after marriage but the children must take their 
father’s name.

Kim Elevated to #1 Birth Order
Kim Jong –il was elevated to the number one birth order
moving above his older sister by virtue of his gender.  
The Korean culture puts the emphasis on males so with little 
effort he moved up to number one.  When this happens many
of the second born traits are still in effect.  The feeling that he
doesn’t want to be told what to do is a second born trait. 
He had to learn to lead and give orders as an elevated first
born but it is not a natural instinct. His erratic behavior may 
just be the two birth orders working, this confuses his
observers in the West.

Early Years
Kim is the eldest son of his father Kim Il-sung.  His official
biography says he was born February 16, 1942 in a log cabin
on Korea’s Mount Paektu.  Others believe he was born in
Russia on February 16, 1941. His older sister is Kim Kyong
–jin date of birth unknown.  Kim Jong –il’s move up may
have been easy but he still instinctively showed the need to 
protect his position from all possible challenges.  His 
younger brother Kim Shura Man –il was two years younger
when both were in the family swimming pool.  It is said that
older brother Kim Jong –il age 6 held his four year old
brother under the water just to watch the bubbles come up. 
This drowning accident took place place in 1947.

Brothers Sisters and Mothers
Kim’s birth mother, Jhong-suk the mother of his older sister
and younger brother died in 1949. His half brother and half 
sister Kim Pyong –il and Kim Kyong Hui were born after 
1951 to his step mother Kim Song –ae.  There was intense
sibling rivalry between Kim Jong –il and his younger half 
brother who was at least nine years younger. The conflict
between them got so bad that when Kim Pyong –il got older
he was sent to a distant embassy to keep them apart.
                                                                    Mother
#1 Kin Kyong – jin         oldest sister           Jhong -suk
#2 Kim Jong –il          2-16-42  or 41           Jhong –suk
#3 Kim “Shura” Man –il   1943 or 44           Jhoug -suk
#4/1 Kim Pyong –il          1951  ½ brother   Kim Song –ae
#5/2  Kim Kyong Hui          ?     ½ sister      Kim Song –ae

Kim’s Children and Their Mothers
Kim has been married only once to Kim Young –suk with
whom he had a daughter, Kim Sul –song in 1974.  He has 
had a series of mistresses and children. The following list
should help in understanding his family.
                                                            Mother/Wife/Mistress
#1 Kim Jong Nam   1971   son            Song Hae-Rim mistress
#2 Kim Sul –Song  1974  daughter      Kim Young –Suk wife
          10yrs later
#3/1 Kim Jong –chul 1981  son         Ko Young –hee mistress
#4/2 Kim Jong –un    1983  son         Ko Young –hee mistress
         No Children                             Kim Ok   mistress

Who will be the Successor to Kim?
If birth order is any indicator then the successor would be
Kim Jong –un who has a double birth order of #4/2  He is
the only one that shares his fathers birth order of a second
born even through he also carries the 4th birth order as well. 
His oldest son Kim Jong Nam was arrested in 2001 on a 
forged passport and is now out of favor with his father. 
Kim Jong –il’s older sister is married to Chang Sung –taek 
who may challenge Kim Jong –un for the leadership role in 
North Korea.

Nuclear Weapons
In 1994 and again in 2000 North Korea entered into 
agreements with the United States to freeze and dismantle 
its nuclear weapons program in exchange for aid in helping 
Korea get nuclear generators.  In 2002 Kim Jong –il admitted 
to having produced nuclear weapons since 1994 but said
they did so for security purposes.  On October 6, 2006 they
conducted their first underground nuclear test.

North Korean Army
North Korea has the largest military relative to the size of the
country in the world. It has the fourth largest standing army 
and with this power Kim has done little or nothing to relax his
control on all aspects of the economy.

Crazy or is it His two Birth Orders?
Psychological evaluations conclude that Kim Jong –il is
fearless in the face of sanctions and punishment.  All these 
are second born traits.  This makes negotiations with him
extraordinarily difficult.  Because of the cultural gender 
biases’ working with three different female US Secretary’s
of State has been exasperating. His birth order won’t 
let you get a good look inside his country or his life. Trying
to act like a number one birth order but behaving like a
second born only adds to the confusion.