Distributed By Christian Hoffeldt
Posted in Psychology
Alex Lickerman: While I was growing up, my brothers (I’m the eldest of four boys) often chided me for being so much like my father. I suppose it was inevitable that I would be; firstborn children tend to be rule followers (if you believe in the significance of birth order) and I fit the stereotype. Some boys use their fathers to push against as they struggle to establish their own independent identities. I used mine as a role model. My decision to do this was largely, though not entirely, unconscious.