Monday, September 25, 2017
Every US President seeks counsel from a select few of his
closest most trusted confidants. They go by a variety of
titles. Senior Advisor, Counselor, and White House Chief
Strategist. Whichever title you use they all share one
thing in common, the trust of the President. Valerie
Jarrett served President Barack Obama, and Kellyanne
Conway Donald Trump. These two seemly different
people have one thing in common, their birth order. They
are both Only Children.
The Only Birth Order
The only child has no siblings. They are at the top of
the birth order power list. Their interactions are with
adults so as children they can be very “adult like”.
This trait endears them to their teachers and students
with lower birth orders look up to them. They have
no fear of adults as they are their peer group.
Self-confidence is their calling card. As with all birth
orders there can be another side to the Only child.
They can be very demanding and self-centered as the
world revolves around them. The Only birth order is
“flavored” by their two parent’s birth orders and have
a blending of traits so all Only children and not identical.
Valarie Jarrett Early Years
Born in Shiraz Iran where her parents were working
as part of a program for American physicians to help
developing countries. She spent the first six years of her
life here. Next she lived in England for one year before
the family moved back to Chicago. Valarie did
undergraduate work at Stanford and received her law
degree from the University of Michigan.
Valarie’s Career & Marriage
Valarie married in 1982 divorced in 1988 she has one
child. She worked with two private law firms specializing
in commercial real estate. In 1987 she worked for the city
of Chicago’s Law Department under Mayor Harold
Washington. After his death she worked with Mayor
Richard M. Daley becoming Deputy Chief of Staff. She
became a Senior Advisor to President Obama January
Valarie’s Obama Connection
She met Barack Obama while interviewing his fiancée
Michelle Robinson for a position in the Mayor’s office.
She describes her relationship with the President as
fraternal. “I don’t have brother.” She says “so he is
like family to me.” Obama says “I trust her completely.
He and Jarrett “talk every day about a whole range
of issues.” Jarrett is straight-talking fiercely loyal,
well-connected, discreet, disciplined, protective
confidant and surrogate sibling. She never raises her
voice, never loses her temper but pushes back when
she has to, all positive traits of an Only child. All
perfect qualities for a Presidential advisor.
Kellyanne Conway Early Years
Born in 1967 in Camden, New Jersey. Her parents
divorced when she was two years old. She was raised
by her mother, grandmother and two unmarried
aunts all living under the same roof. There was no
alimony or child support, her mother “had to figure
it out. “For eight summers she worked on a blueberry
farm. At 16 she won the New Jersey Blueberry Princess
pageant. At 20 she won the World Champion Blueberry
Packing competition. She says, “Everything I learned
about life and business started on that farm.” She
graduated magna cum laude from Trinity College in 1989.
She earned her law degree for George Washington
University in 1992.
Kellyanne’s Career & Marriage
She entered the polling business with Wirthlin Group,
and Luntz Research before starting her own Polling
company in 1995 when she was 28 years old. Her
company has worked with a large number of American
companies. Clients have been American Express,
Vaseline, Hasbro. She has worked for Congressman
Jack Kemp, Fred Thompson, Newt Gingrich, Mick
Pence, and Ted Cruz.
Kellyanne’s Trump Connection
She became friendly with Trump while sitting on
the building’s condo board. The Trump campaign
hired her in July 2016 as an expert on female
consumers and voters. They were expecting her
to advise Trump on how to better appeal to female
voters. In August 2016 Conway became the third
and final Trump campaign manager. The first
woman to run a Republican presidential campaign.
She married George Conway III in 2001 an attorney.
The couple has four children.
Two Only Children Perfect Fit for Two Presidents
Birth order has nothing to do with one’s political
preference but whatever your party it is your life’s
experiences that give you your view of the world.
These advisors with their only birth orders have the
power to direct their President like a parent helps
a child with their decisions. Valerie had just the
right background to fit with her President’s view.
Born outside the United States and guided by highly
educated professional parents with deep political roots
in Chicago, Valerie saw the world like the President
she advised. Kellyanne with her blue-collar roots and
entrepreneurial spirit in many ways fits with her
President’s view of America. She made her way largely
on her own from humble beginnings showing the
promise that America gives to all. Her advice to her
President will match his slogan Make America Great
For more information about birth order you can find
it in my book. Life’s Fingerprint: How Birth Order
Affect Your Path Throughout Life by Dr. Robert V.V.
Hurst. Visit our web site or blog @
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