Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Type A

I'm back. This post probably is going to be all over the place since I've forgotten how to blog. I'm serious. I have so many things to blog about but now that I actually have time to sit in front of the computer and type, nothing seems interesting anymore. I'll give it a shot. I've actually written this post three times about three different topics and deleted it.

I've been clenching my jaw shut to the point where it hurts lately without realizing it until I finally relax my jaw and feel the pain. My sister thinks it's because I have a Type A personality.

According to Wikipedia: {I highlighted what applies to me in Type A}
Type A individuals can be described as impatient, excessively time-conscious, insecure about their status, highly competitive, hostile and aggressive, and incapable of relaxation. They are often high achieving workaholics who multi-task, drive themselves with deadlines, and are unhappy about the smallest of 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.
I don't think the jaw clenching has anything to do with it, since it developed in December. It all started when the storage room closet was cleaned out. All the baby cockroaches had no where to live and thought that my desk would be the perfect place to settle down. Since we've picked up on new followers I'm going to add that I live in India for med school and that cockroaches rule the world here. While I was studying. I'd have these tiny bugs crawling all over my books and papers. And I couldn't not study on a desk. I fall asleep on my bed. It's a reflex, I tell ya.

The whole ordeal was really nasty. The only way to get rid of them was to kill them. And I did with my yellow post it note. Everyday for about a week and a half I'd kill about 15-30 cockroaches. It was pretty disgusting. If you think I shouldn't have blogged about this because it's making you puke, I lived through it. I'm still clenching my jaw. I just realized I'm doing it as I type.

So now I do the jaw clenching most when I'm stressed out.

My sister asked me the other day why I'm so stressed out all the time.
"Because I'm type A, remember?"
"Oh yeah. Silly me, type B forgot!" *giggles*

What type of personality are you?


Constructive Attitude said...


i swear i would cry if i had to live in a third world country.

Faith Confusion said...

I have a book called Instant Calm by Paul Wilson, and it's largely about trying to relax by being Type B instead of stressed out Type A. I think I have the characteristics of both. In some ways I'm mega relaxed and laid back but in other ways I'm thinking "I've gotta write my book NOW! I should clean this! I didn't do that! What is the time now??"
In the book they say to pretend you're Type B and it'll become your natural response to be more relaxed after a while. It takes a lot of effort though. I know I definitely need to retrain myself.

Ps: Constructive Attitude, have you been anywhere? (not meant harshly, that's a serious question)

Artistic Logic said...

i can't kill bugs ever
im a chicken

and i think im a mix of both A & B

Artistic Logic said...

oh and for faith confusion, CA lives in a bubble

A said...

I am sooooooo a Type A person

Falling Up said...

CA: or maybe even Canada? lol. {I heart Canada, Cheryl, in case you read this}

Faith Confusion: Maybe I should give it a shot. At least in some things. baby steps. Thanks for the advice :)

AL: But you're a clean freak! What would you do if you were surrounded by bugs? God Forbid. lol

A: *high five* hmm actuall ymaybe not. Because I also read that we A's are at a higher risk for coronary heart disease. Not cool.

Cheryl said...

Um, bugs really freak me out. I would probably just pass out and die if I saw a cockroach...

Cheryl said...

... I just read your comment about Canada.

.. I'm raising my fists of fury at you.

But I love you

I am so conflicted.

Falling Up said...

Hey, don't hate on meee! I lvoe it. We have a cottage there in Sarnia. And go all the tiiiime. I like Canadians better, btw :)

mary evelyn said...

i think i'm somewhere in between a type a and type b. i'm relaxed and easy going about most things (at least, i'd like to think i am) but there are some things that really stress me out, and i can get slightly obsessive over.

Life and everything in between said...

Type A. Like the beginning of your blog. Reminds me of a similar one i did once.

provoking invoking said...

i'm a type B and only show type A symptoms around my family...

but my family is also the only thing that causes me stress, lol

i love your posts :D

fuelMybrain said...

I was clenching my jaws just reading... oh that is soooo gross. I've only been up close to a cockroach once in my life and he must of told all of his buddies across the planet to leave me be because I about combusted.

Type A - duh! But hey, if we weren't around, the Bs would just walk in circles blowing bubbles and drooling on themselves. Someone has to get the Sh*t done around here!!! LOL. Sorry, long absense from blogging has made me loco