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Alex Broaddus Dattner, Ben. “Birth Order and Personality in the Workplace.” Dattner Consulting, LLC (1996): 1-23 . Print. My first source begins with talking about the Evolutionary Theory; about how siblings in families compete for physical and emotional attention from their parents. The article states that, depending on a sibling's position, leads to different patterns of adaptation and different personal characteristics. The way a child adapts leads to their adult personality and therefore, will be the predictor of thought and behavior in the workplace. Along with providing the traits of each sibling's position has led them to who they are today. This source worked great for my essay because it provided numerous examples. The article gave personal experiences from very famous/successful people such as Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft, and also a first born child his family. Kenneth I. Chenault is a middle born child, and also the CEO of American Express. The article told of his life experiences of classmates always choosing him to represent them in negotiations with school administrators because of his great diplomatic skills, which tends to be a common trait between middle children. I chose this article for my argumentative research paper on The Birth Order Theory because this specific article ultimately gave me the main idea to my argument. The source provides exceptions to the Birth Order Theory, stating that “only children” tend to portray the same qualities and characteristics as first born children. Another exception to the rule are twins. It also provided me with “special circumstances” to the theory; that culture, gender, family size, divorce, additional marriages, and half- or step-siblings, may all affect the personality traits relating to what order the child was born. This provided the basis to my argument because it exemplified that the Birth Order Theory remains true, but there does exist exceptions to the rule. 2. The Effects of Birth Order on Personality
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2011 for the course ENGLISH 1102 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '08 term at Georgia State.

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