I have to acknowledge that I have a certain personality and can only accept so much. So, I'll just take small doses of people for a period of time and be thankful for the time I am given.
As a personality type A, I acknowledge I am the following;
Ambitious. High strung. Perfectionist.
Type A individuals are known for rather uptight behavior, but just like any other personality trait, there's more to us than what you see on the surface. To know a Type A person is to love them -- flaws and all. Below are just a few things Type A people want you to know about the personality.
We're not impatient, just efficient.Long lines? Traffic? Type A individuals loathe them all. This is because we feel as though they're slowing our progress of a certain goal, according to John Schaubroeck, a professor of psychology and management at Michigan State University -- even if that goal is just to deposit a check at the ban
2. Arriving late to anything is agonizing.If you tell us to be somewhere at 6:30, more likely than not, we're rolling up to the parking lot at 6:25. Type A folks tend to have an oversensitivity to time, because we don't want to feel like we're wasting it.
3. We live by to-do lists.How else are we supposed to track what we're supposed to get done?!
4. Each task we're assigned is urgent.Because of this, we value team members who work with the same brevity and speed that we do. Once again, wasting time is our ultimate enemy. Type A workers "appreciate individuals that can communicate in a clear, concise and succinct manner," psychologist and project management executive Bernado Tirado wrote in a Psychology Today blog post.
5. We're extremely goal-oriented.Once we commit to something, we see it through until the very end, whether it's a work project or Friday night plans. "[Type A's] are certainly more occupied with achieving outcomes," Schaubroeck previously told HuffPost Healthy Living. "And given that they're so occupied with achieving their goals, it makes sense that they would be more likely to do so."
6. It's hard for us to relax.This is where time sensitivity comes into play again. We hate the idea of letting time pass if there's something we need to be doing, so relaxing in the middle of our workday is a bit of a challenge (but necessary, as research shows). Downtime tends to feel unproductive to Type A folks -- unless, of course, it's on our to-do list.
7. We get stressed out easily.According to Friedman, certain personalities -- like Type A -- are more sensitive to stress (which, as we know, is terribly bad for our health). We also tend to default on the worst possible outcome when working through a situation. Sorry in advance for the slight negativity.
8. We have nervous habits.For me, it's hair twirling. For others, it's nail biting or teeth grinding. This behavior is common for Type A personalities, according to cardiologist and personality researcher Meyer Friedman.
9. We're emotional.The reason we behave the way that we do is because we care (some could even argue that we care just a little too much). Researchers suggest that Type A people are highly conscientious -- so while it may seem like we're uptight when we're organizing our friend's birthday party, it's really just because we want it to be spectacular. They deserve it.
10. We're constantly ruminating over something.You know when you just replay a mistake over and over in your head? This is a common occurrence for Type A individuals. We are notorious for dwelling on our worries, sometimes to the point where it keeps us up at night.
11. We have a competitive side.This is perhaps one of our most glaring flaws. Type A's put a lot of pressure on themselves to be the best possible version of themselves, which sometimes is taken to mean "the best person in the room." It doesn't matter if it's a work assignment or a board game, they're all the same to a Type A personality.
Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, and Type A people are no exception. We mean well though, we promise.
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Via- Topeka Capital Journal
About 150 people heard the message of civic engagement at an event sponsored by Morris Communications and The Topeka Capital-Journal on Wednesday night at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.
The Renaissance of American Responsibility — or ROAR — was spearheaded by former Capital-Journal reporter and editorial page editor Michael Ryan.
Ryan, who worked for The Capital-Journal for 19 years, is now the editorial page editor of The Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Ga. He helped slate speakers for the event.
Gregg Ireland, publisher of The Capital-Journal, said Ryan was a “big influence” in finding speakers who came from diverse backgrounds and have done “a lot of good things for the community.”
One of those speakers, Melissa Jarboe, founded the Military Veteran Project after the death of her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Jamie Jarboe, in March 2012, 11 months after he was wounded while serving in Afghanistan.
“I think engagement for any type of community is beneficial,” she said before the event.
Jarboe said she hoped her speech would empower people to know they have the power to give back to their community.
“My main focus tonight is going to be freedom,” she said. “How we’re given freedoms as Americans and we should use them freely, because the cost of freedom is very high.”
Jarboe said she felt honored to be a part of the ROAR event and wants to help grow civic engagement in Topeka.
Ireland echoed Jarboe, saying he hoped ROAR would empower citizens to improve the community.
“I hope they get out of it that they can make a difference in their community, they just have to get active and become involved,” he said.
My name is Melissa Jarboe, military spouse, wounded warrior wife and war widow. Today and everyday moving forward, I will honor the sacrifice of our men and women who selflessly serve our nation.