Thursday, October 30, 2008

The eyes of others.


It is strange sometimes when you take a step back and look at yourself like others do. Yesterday I was speaking on the phone to someone from my mom’s hospice whom I have never met or talked to before. He said “I have heard that you are very type-A.”

I have never thought of myself of a type-A person, so I responded “I don’t think so, I’m just type-B, with focus.”

A while later when talking to hubby I realized just how very type-A that statement must have sounded.

Way back in high school I had a similar experience when a counselor told me I was an overachiever. At which point I told her that I did not believe in over achievers, because no one in the world was capable of achieving more than they were capable of. So there are two types of people achievers and under achievers and 99% of people are under achievers. All I was doing was striving to not under achieve.

It would be so strange to be able to sit back and see yourselves as others see you.

What would that tell you about yourself?

4 comments:

your type B sister XOXOX said...

I would like to think of you as TYPE A++. We must leave room for the fact that you are very loving, always generous, adorable, a bit domineering at times ,but always very compassionate and understanding of all the boneheaded yokel-like creatures that rome the earth. YOU ARE SO TYPE A IT'S CUTE!!

NEOcreativegenius said...

You may be Type A+++, but I reckon I'm Type AA+++. Might explain why we got along so well as kids!

NEOcreativegenius said...

Seriously, that is a thought-provoking question . . . others see both negative and positive qualities that we don't see in ourselves.

LutheranChik said...

OMG, I love that coffee poster! I consider coffee a food group. Which I guess makes me Type A as well.