Families create profiles.
There's the 'group' picture: 'this is who we are and what makes us different from them'…
And then there are the individual profiles: 'this is who you are'.
The individual snapshots are partly defined by birth order and partly by early familial projections and needs...
"She's our smart one."
"He gets along with everyone."
"You're the oldest, take care of your sister."
"She's the youngest. Isn't she cute!"
"Our middle son gets along with everyone and is so easy."
Can you imagine the traps that might come with these definitions?
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
Think about the things that were said about you as a child.
Make a list of the ways you might have been defined.
Ask yourself if these things really fit for you.
Can you imagine that these adjectives and descriptors are a robe that could be removed?
How might you feel?
What could your life be like without the definitions that have come from others?