I’ve always considered myself to be a “Type A” personality with my 30 page checklists and unrealistic goals, but I’ve never been 100% certain. After all, it is just a personality "theory". Well, after reading the wikipedia definition about Type A and Type B personality theories, I am ABSOLUTELY certain that I am a Type A (and I no longer believe it’s a theory;)!!!
A Type A individual is defined as “ambitious, rigidly organized, highly status conscious, can be sensitive, care for other people, are truthful, impatient, always try to help others, take on more than they can handle, want other people to get to the point, proactive, and obsessed with time management.”
Though I don’t feel like I am “rigidly” organized, my family and friends assure me that I am. I am definitely obsessed with time management however, still never seem to have enough time (probably because I spend too much time obsessing over it;) which is why when encouraged by my sister to start a blog on organization, I declined. I told her that I didn’t have enough time to blog in the midst of raising 4 children ages 6 and under, home schooling, potty training, preparing meals, maintaining the housework, finances, shopping, church activities, etc. I have A LOT on my plate! Despite my opposition to start a blog, my sister obliged me and started up my very first blog as a Christmas present! It does make me feel good to know that my sister thinks I have what it takes to blog and that I have something to help improve & encourage the lives of other moms and women!
As I share with you some of the organizational tips & strategies that I have learned, my hope is that you will be inspired to try new things and find what works for you!!! I feel like I have SO much room for improvement and would love to hear your ideas as well!!!
Oh, and just for fun, here’s the definition for a “Type B” personality as well:).
“The theory describes Type B individuals as a contrast to those with Type A personalities. People with Type B personality by definition generally live at a lower stress level and typically work steadily, enjoying achievement but not becoming stressed when they are not achieved. When faced with competition, they do not mind losing and either enjoy the game or back down. They may be creative and enjoy exploring ideas and concepts. They are often reflective, thinking about the outer and inner worlds. Furthermore, Type B personalities may have a poor sense of time schedule and can be predominately right brained thinkers.”