The curse of being a Type A personality

Lately, I’ve had so much on my mind. I find myself making careless mistakes; I’ve missed meetings and emailed the wrong people.

Mistakes REALLY bother me. A mistake that I did will probably bother me for the rest of the week. See the problem is, I am a strong Type A. I am a Leo, and I am an overachiever.

According to this site

Type A individuals are:clock-1527700_960_720.png

  • ambitious
  • rigidly organized
  • highly status conscious
  • sensitive
  • truthful
  • impatient

Types As also

  1. always try to help others
  2. take on more than they can handle
  3. want other people to get to the point
  4. and are obsessed with time management.

People with Type A personalities are often high-achieving “workaholics” who multi-task, push themselves with deadlines, and hate both delays and ambivalence.

Sometimes, being a Type A is a blessing. Other times it’s a curse. We tend to stress out easily (FACT), we’re known to be impatient (FACT) and I hold onto mistakes as well as think of the worst possible scenario. I analyze where I went wrong, how I can fix it, why  I made a mistake and focus on the incident for an unhealthy amount of time. Every little mistake is a huge blow to me, and I am trying to deal with that. I don’t like letting people down and know that my mistakes are not the end of the world. The world will keep spinning, regardless of my actions.

Just like everyone else, I am a work in progress.



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