1. Explain Adler’s beliefs about birth order and predictions about eventual outcomes for EACH type of individuals (first-, second-, last born and only children).
2. Identify your position in the birth order of your family. Do you think you match the Adlerian descriptor? Explain why or why not. If not, what position do you think best describes you? Why?
3. Who are some prominent examples (e.g., movie stars, political figures, historical icons) who do fit the birth order profiles? Explain why you feel this way. Identify some of the characteristics they exhibit that match their birth order description.
Read Chapter 4: “Neo-Analytic and Ego Aspects of Personality: Identity.” You will be discovering the different theories that are developed by Jung, Adler, Horney, and Erikson. You will be able to recognize their similarities as well as their differences.
Myer-Briggs Type Indicator: (MBTI)
Human Metrics. (n.d.) Identify Your Type with Jung Typology Test. Retrieved from http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm
Out of Service. (n.d.) Self Monitoring: Do you Censor What You Say? Retrieved from http://www.outofservice.com/self-monitor-censor-test/
Charts: Stages of Adlerian Therapy
Adler’s Birth Chart : http://pws.cablespeed.com/~htstein/birthord.htm
Rodolfo1114. (2088, Aug 25). Erikson’s Stages of Development – How to Memorize Them Once and For All. [Video file]. Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnDM1jYHe2A
Friedman, H & Shustack, M. (2012). Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research (5th ed). Boston, MA: Pearson Allyn & Bacon.