Saturday, March 7, 2009

why don't you say what you're REALLY thinking??


It has been brought to my attention that I'm a Type A personality.


I was shocked, to tell the truth, since I've always considered myself firmly in the laid back, go with the flow, Type B crowd. Oh, alright, maybe I wasn't exactly shocked, since I have recognized in the past that I could possibly be a little Type A from time to time. Okay, okay, perhaps I have noticed that from time to time I can be a little anal, a little compulsive...a little rigid. But the thing that - in my mind at least - kept me from tipping into the Type A column was a complete lack of any kind of competitive nature. To my way of thinking Type A equals a competitive drive and the need to somehow do better than the other guy, whoever that poor shmuck may be. And since I never felt that way I was able to rationalize the rest of it away.


But when my friend Stacey pointed out today that the only thing I'm missing is a scarlet A emblazoned on my forehead, I took notice. I wasn't happy about it, but I took notice. Good lord. Could this be true?


I'll have to think this through a little more, but I can't do it now. This 5K race is starting in ten hours, as I write this, and I need my sleep. The inclination to psych myself out is huge, but I'm trying to resist it. It's a 5K for the love of god. It's not a marathon. I run more than 3.2 miles on a regular basis. I just don't do it in a crowd, with a stop clock going, or surrounded by a whole bunch of Type A people from work who all think they're going to kick some serious co-worker butt.


It's a good thing I don't think like that, because that would make me Type A. Right?

12 comments:

CC said...

hope the race goes brilliantly. just enjoy it. no need to kick anyone's butt. unless you want to!

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

No, it's a good thing that you're not a type A at all and that I'm not either, not one little bit.

laurie said...

break a leg! no, wait....

Rose said...

I know what you mean; I think of myself as low maintenance, but my family disagrees. My definition of low maintenance means I take care of getting what I need, even if I apparently need more than SOME people think I should. Anyway, good luck with the 5K; I'm sure you'll do fine, what with your "non-competitive" nature :)

Rudee said...

Have a great time today, especially at the post run wrap up party.

Maggie May said...

Good luck with the race.
Don't worry about personality types, you are what you are..... unique!

Wisewebwoman said...

May the wind be at your back.
XO
WWW

the rotten correspondent said...

Just under 34 minutes...ran the whole way...really strong wind. But it's done!!!!

ciara said...

i'm so far from a type A personality. i'm one of the most laid back peeps some might say i'm lazy (ok, even i'll admit i'm lazy lol)

only person you have to worry about during that marathon is YOU. just conquer it, make your goals...that will be the satisfaction and reward. good luck xo

Kila said...

I hope you totally kicked some butt! And had fun ;)

my two cents said...

Glad to see you fared as well as your basketball team! I am impressed.

Rudee said...

Congratulations! I know I couldn't do that, but I also know you worked hard to complete this. Fabulous. I expected nothing less.