Friday, April 13, 2012
It is starting to look like Mitt Romney will win the
Republican nomination for President and now he needs
to pick a running mate. This is his first chance to hire
someone for his administration. In the past, running
mates were chosen if they could deliver a State or was
someone to add balance to the nominee’s experience.
Some believe that ideological balance is the answer to a
strong ticket. I believe that picking a running mate is similar
to picking a marriage partner. If this is true, one of the two
types of “love at first sight” will give us the answer.
Presidential candidates will pick someone with their own
birth order or the birth order and gender that matches a
sibling in their own family. The nominee would show the
birth order characteristics that Mitt would be most familiar.
How Birth Order Influences this Decision
Hiring someone is a very personal decision. If we like
ourselves then we would be attracted to someone that
seems to be like ourselves. This is especially true when
you look at someone’s birth order. The traits of similar
birth orders can be expressed in others the same way,
and that is the attraction. If you pick someone who matches
the birth order of one of your siblings you do so because
you understand your sibling’s particular birth order.
VP Selections of Past Presidents
Ronald Reagan was a second born with an older brother.
He chose as his running mate George H.W. Bush who
was also a second born with an older brother.
George H.W. Bush the second born, chose Dan Quayle
a firstborn like George’s older brother.
Bill Clinton a One/Only double birth order picked Al Gore
a Two/Only birth order, the same as Bill’s younger brother
Roger. Both Bill and Al have double birth orders because
the interval between themselves and their sibling was
four or more years.
George W. Bush a firstborn became a One/Only, after the
death of his younger sister, this made the interval between
George and Jeb seven years. George picked Dick Cheney
a firstborn as his Vice Presidential running mate much like
President Barack Obama a One/Only double birth
order picked Joe Biden a Firstborn, a birth order very
similar to his own.
The Birth Order of Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney has a Double Birth order. His is a Four/Only
birth order. Lynn was the Firstborn, Jane the Second born
and Scott the Third born. Mitt is seven years younger than
Scott and is separated from the first group of three siblings
by seven years. He is the fourth born and picks up the Only
birth order as he was home alone with his mother like an
Only child before he went off to school to join his siblings.
This makes him act like an Only child 70 % of the time and a
Fourth born 30% of the time. With this combination it is
easy to understand why he fails to show too much emotion
as the “adult like” Only child. At times he gives in to others
as the Fourth born birth order that is the baby in the family.
With these two birth orders it is no wonder that his changing
views confuse many who don’t understand what happens
when you have a double birth order.
Mitt Romney’s VP Choices
If Mitt tries to match his sibling’s birth orders in a Vice
Presidential pick he would be looking for a firstborn or
second born woman. There are many to chose from but
with the memory of Sarah Palin fresh in everyone’s mind
a woman would be a long shot. This leaves an opening for
a third born male and that would be Ron Paul. I don’t think
Ron Paul is on Mitts short list though, the two of them have
not been very antagonistic toward each other during the
campaign. The name Marco Rubio keeps coming up and he
is a Three/ One double birth order. Not out of the question
but still not a perfect match. A perfect match would be another
Four/Only double birth order and that is Paul Ryan the
Congressman from Wisconsin. Both of these men see the
financial situation as the main issue for the country. I would
not be surprised if Paul Ryan was picked as his running mate.
The Final Decision
Many factors can be thought to influence the decision to select a
running mate for a Presidential Candidate. Geography, political
ideology, and even a reward for helping the party or candidate.
If the decision is the candidate’s alone, he will likely pick someone
with one of the two types of “love at first sight” birth orders.
Mitt carries a Four/Only double birth order, Paul Ryan may appear to
be the ideal match but don’t rule out the outside influences on Mitt.
The four side of his double birth order will yield to outside pressures,
we may see a match not made in heaven.
For more information on Double birth orders see the book;
Life’s Fingerprint: How Birth Order Affects Your Path Throughout
Life, visit our website www.lifesfingerprint.com
by Dr. Robert V.V. Hurst
Friday, April 6, 2012
For those of you interested in Genealogy I think you
Knowing the birth order of your ancestors will allow
You to unmask their personalities.
Birth Order CharacteristicsEach birth order carries with it a number of personality
characteristics that color the individual that has that
birth order. It is further influenced by their other siblings
genders and interaction. When there are four or more
years of spacing between individual siblings or groups of
siblings the phenomenon of Double Birth Order occurs.
Only Birth OrderThis birth order is at the top of the birth order pyramid
when we think of self confidence. They are the adult, as
that is their peer group. Each Only child is unique as they
are a blend of each parent’s birth order. Like all the other
birth orders they show two expressions of their characteristics,
responsible or self indulged. If one of your ancestors was
an Only child you may see them with many children or none
at all. Those with no children have no ancestors but you may
still find them on your family tree.
First BornThese are your leaders and CEO’s. They love to give direction
and be in-charge. Very responsible and are usually very hard
on themselves to be perfect. If the first born is a female and the
second a male she may be dethroned and her younger brother
takes the first born position. This was especially true when
researching descendants back 50 or 100 years, before the role
of women had changed.
Second BornThis ancestor may have been the athlete in the family. That
is what can make the second born different from his studious
first born brother or sister. He may have been the family rebel
and went in a different direction from the rest of the family.
Not one to be told what to do but someone who had a strong
idea of right and wrong.
Third BornThis was your creative ancestor. They may have been an
artesian of some sort or a teacher or nurse. The Third born
can have an interest in some humanitarian issue. They
may have a gentle or guarded personality and are sensitive
to others. They understand the family better than any of
the other siblings.
in school than his older siblings because he was educated
by his older brothers and sisters. They like to have fun and
is the one that keeps the playful kid attitude all his life.
This is your 80 year old relative that wants to skydive!
Spacing Individual Siblings-Double Birth Orders
their next older or younger brother or sister they receive
an additional birth order, that of an Only child. The reason
for this is that this child spends at least four or more years
at home with his mother and gets the same nurturing as an
Only child and develops more self confidence. This power
added to his birth order number amplifies, magnifies and
intensifies all the normal birth order characteristics.
Spacing Groups of Siblings- Double Birth Orders
you get a family within a family. These siblings don’t get the
Only birth order with their own number but instead another
single number. If there were four children and the first two
were spaced two years apart they would be a One and a Two.
If the next two children were born five years later and were
also spaced two years apart they become a Three/One and a
Four/Two. They are the third and fourth children in the family
but the first and second in this second family. They show
blending of the characteristics of their two birth orders.
General George Armstrong Custer-Firstborn
what was he really like? He was a overachieving firstborn of
five children. His parents treated him special. This happens
with many firstborns especially if they are the first boy. These
kids like to give orders and who better to do that than a General.
He became a General at age 23 while fighting in the Battle of
Gettysburg. Always wanting to stand out and be first, he captured
the first Confederate Flag of the Civil War. He was flamboyant
in appearance and behavior and all this may have gone to
his head. As a firstborn failure is not an option. They find it
very difficult to admit they are wrong. When all the signs said
to leave the Cheyenne and Sioux Indian territory Custer could
not admit he had made a mistake and it cost him his life and
those of his 261 men in the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.
Abraham Lincoln-Second Born
about his birth order? Lincoln was the second child of Thomas
and Nancy Lincoln. His sister Sara was two years older but we
can assume that it was an easy move to dethrone his older
sister and move up in birth order. At an early age he was working
the farm with his father. Two Second born characteristics that
stand out was his constant drive to better his position and move
up in the world and his steadfast belief in right and wrong.
He also showed the athleticism of the Second born in his reported
wrestling match when challenged by the leader of a group of
ruffians. The “don’t tell me what to do” attitude of the Second
born showed up again when he broke off his first engagement to
Mary Todd. Unshakable in his belief that slavery was wrong he
did not give in to his critics but held his ground. He saw the bigger
picture of injustice and not a move to protect himself. He said, “I
will suffer death before I consent….to any concession or
compromise……” He did pay the ultimate price.
George Washington-One/Three Double Birth Order
He fulfilled two roles; one as the leader of our American
Revolutionary War and second as our first President of the
United States of America. This man had a unique double birth
order and was able to use the qualities of both to achieve his goals.
George was the firstborn to his father’s second wife. In his first
marriage two sons survived to adulthood, Lawrence and Augustine
both over 10 years older than George. When this happens it makes
George the Third born but in his father’s second family giving him
the 1/3 birth order. He showed characteristics of both birth orders.
The One gave him the need to lead and as the commander-in-chief
of the Continental Army and our first President he fulfilled his need
to lead. The Three birth order gave him the ability to work with
groups of people and really understand them. His troops, the
Congress and the American people. The Three birth order has a
vision and George was no exception. He saw a great and powerful
nation using the government to preserve liberty and promote a spirit
of America nationalism.
Make Your Ancestors Come Alive
your ancestor. Then see if events in their lives or the stories
you have heard show the characteristics of their birth orders.
You will now see them in a completely different light.
For more information read my book Life’s Fingerprint: How Birth Order
Affects Your Path Throughout Life. Dr. Robert V.V. Hurst