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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I have already recommended this book to a few people who I think may benefit from giving it a read, however I do not believe that it lives up to it's, some what exhaustive, claim that it offers 'life changing' wisdom within it's pages/wavelengths.
What could Kevin Leman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Usually when I buy a book of this kind I am looking for lots of real life application suggestions. This book offers little in that regard.
Have you listened to any of Wayne Shepherd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This is the first I have listened to narration by Wayne Shepherd. I would happily recommend his performances.
Any additional comments?
This book was a fun read/listen but my personal opinion is that the psycographic profiles presented by Dr Leman are a bit too exacting and few people would fit into such a precise frame.I give this book a star rating of 462 out of 1000...
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Sadly, this book fell well short of my expectations. I was hoping for some real insight into what makes a person tick. Instead, this book was more like a long, drawn-out horoscope. Leman makes little effort to substantiate his claims with objective evidence.
I did get a sense of the three basic personality types.
First born: Conscientious, orderly, organized, driven to please mom and dad
Middle child: Peace maker, independent, chooses a different route to recognition than older siblings
Last born: Disorganized, impulsive, attention-seeking, creative
However, those personality classes are very difficult to apply. Why? Because his definition of who is in those categories is vague. You are a first-born if you are the first girl or first boy in your family, or if your next older sibling is at least 5 years older than you. Similarly, you are a last-born if you are the youngest in your family, or if your next younger sibling is at least 5 years younger than you. A middle child is one who doesn't fit those categories.
I have an older sister (15 months older), and a brother who is about 5 years younger. That makes me a first-born and a last-born. But in many ways, I also fit the definition of a middle child. How uninteresting is THAT?! Without a clear picture of what class you're in, the book descends into an arbitrary list of personality types, and my personality spans across all of them. Bleh.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful