Is it possible to be a Type A personality and a night-owl? I’m a card-carrying member of the latter group. Well, I don’t really have a card that says “Ted Wallace, Night Owl” – though maybe I should. I mean, I get a sh*tload of stuff done in any given day, but I’m just not an early-riser. It’s much easier for me to add a few extra hours on to the end of the day than it is for me to try to stack them up at the beginning.
What do you think, dear reader?
Not that I’m dying to qualify as a Type A personality – those people are usually wound WAY too tight for me. I try to be as laid back, mellow and relaxed as possible. Though if you took a look at how busy I am, you might tend to disagree. I don’t know. For those of you who know me IRL, do you think I’m a Type A or Type B?
Here are the characteristics:
Type A individuals can be described as impatient, time-conscious, concerned about their status, highly competitive, ambitious, business-like, aggressive, having difficulty relaxing; and are sometimes disliked by individuals with Type B personalties for the way that they’re always rushing. They are often high-achieving workaholics who multi-task, drive themselves with deadlines, and are unhappy about delays. Because of these characteristics, Type A individuals are often described as “stress junkies.”
Type B individuals, in contrast, are described as patient, relaxed, and easy-going, generally lacking any sense of urgency. Because of these characteristics, Type B individuals are often described as apathetic and disengaged.
I still don’t know. On the one hand, I’d say that a lot (hell, most) of the Type A traits fit me like a glove. On the other hand, I’m happiest when I’m in that Type B zone. If anything, I’m like a Type A who aspires to be a Type B.
Wikipedia also says “There is also a Type AB mixed profile for people who cannot be clearly categorized.“
Without being too agnostic about the whole thing, I’d say I probably fall into that last “AB” category.
What do you think? What personality type do you have, dear reader?