Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Type A | Megan Lesley in a nutshell

I love reading about different personality types and trying to work out which box I'm somehow supposed to slot into. Usually I find myself on the fence with different types...until I came across this....and yep it is me in a nutshell...

The Type A is a normal person operating at his maximum possible speed.

He She wants to achieve a big goal but he she thinks that time is very limited and this results in the following behaviour:
* Exaggerated Sense of time urgency: thinks that time is running out and since his her goals are too big, always races with time; if you want to lose a type A in few days then waste his her time (you should hear me when I'm waiting for Luke to get ready to go somewhere! Haha)

* Competitiveness: he she considers everything to be a challenge within herself.

* Multitasking: can handle more tasks at the same time than a computer can; involved in 5+ unrelated activities while performing well at all.

* The Price for Over Achievement: subject to tremendous amounts of stress. always running, having lots of things to do & racing with time.

•    Obsessed with work, over working Tick
•    Unable to relax, have guilty feeling while doing so Tick
•    Perfectionists Tick Tick Tick
•    Self challenging, very competitive Tick
•    ImpatientTick
•    Strongly achievement oriented Tick
•    Have no time for self Tick
•    Time conscious and always in hurry, detest delays Tick
•    Always planning something or the other Tick
•    Calculative, business-like Tick
•    Does not notice and unable to appreciate simple things Tick

All of the above is so true about me. I love to be doing something ALL the time and hate sitting still because i'm not acheiving something. Doing a million things at once and getting dissapointed if I can't fit in everything in happens to me on a daily basis. Always rushing aginst the clock, with lofty goals. Yes, it's definatley me alright!

In the last 12 months though this built up and then bought me to a grinding halt...burn out, stress, anxiety and a total lack of focus. These factors have contributed to me forcing myself to breathe, slow down, focus on the important things in life and to take time to enjoy life.

Big changes in my personal life are on the cards for 2012.Starting with new photography opportunities thanks to some wonderful photographers I have met and a new day job with fantastic employess -2012 will be the year when I enjoy...well...everything. And it is going to be grand.

Yes, very grand.

1 comment:

  1. Yes a big year to come, I love the beggining of a year, no matter where your at it seems a fresh start, so much to happen this year but no rush. Continue practicing the slower pace. Xxx