I packed for our trip last night, and then I lay awake hoping the polar-vortex wouldn’t freeze the plane fuel and cancel our vacation. I managed to convince myself that the freeze was unlikely (even though we’ve had negative temperatures for the past few weeks), but then I started making a mental list of everything I wanted to do in Jamaica. Before long, I turned on all the lights and made cocoa and created an itinerary for the vacation.
My personality is a bit of a mashup on the traditional type A and type B categories — I’m more of a mixed up alphabet. Thing is, I’m a planner with a serious love for making lists (type A) but I’m absolutely fine when everything falls apart and nothing gets done (Type B.) I want to explore the downtown and visit the caves and tour a lighthouse, but, to be honest, I’ll be happy if we never leave our beach chair.
I’m also okay with only one or two things getting done – I guess we could call that Type G or Type M personality? Thing is, I like designing grand plans, but the goals are always more like nice ideas than necessary tasks. It’s more about the destination than the journey, right?
When I found a comic of the popular Friedman & Rosenman personality study, my inner artist came out and made a third category:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m not the best artist. Still, I think my doodling made the comic a little more inclusive. Was it type C of me to make the change? I wonder.
Anyway, what are you? Type A or Type B or something in between?