Is It Possible To Turn This Type A Into A Type B... and Do I Even Want To?

Month: February 2017

Horses Scare The Crap Out Of Me – And Other March Adventures

Horses Scare The Crap Out Of Me – And Other March Adventures

So, I’ve been thinking a lot about how March is Fear of Failure month here on the blog. For those not up on what I’m talking about, Type As typically hold back from doing things (some things, not all) because of a fear of failure. […]

What Is Wrong With You? It’s In Front of Your Face!

What Is Wrong With You? It’s In Front of Your Face!

Okay, so here’s how this morning went down. Lest you be tempted to call HPS (Husband Protective Services), rest assured that this exchange took place in a light-hearted manner (on both of our parts). Scott – Hey, do we have any more of those sausage […]

World’s Okayest Mom

World’s Okayest Mom

I snapped a couple of pics for you guys over the last couple of days. Seems there are reminders to “Type B it out” everywhere. (Thanks, Paula S., for the phrasing.) This first one is from our trip to the Cameron Park Zoo. Let me […]

Road Rage

Road Rage

If you caught the last post, you may have found yourself wondering if your feelings of anger are normal or if you are just a tad (or a heap) more angry than the other guy. Do you find yourself getting super frustrated by the slow […]

Feeling Hostile Lately?

Feeling Hostile Lately?

Okay, guys, this is our last week of looking at traits – and then we move on to some other month-long Type A topics. This week is about something called “arousal to anger” or “free floating hostility”. Apparently Type As are more likely to have […]

We Just Can’t Help It

We Just Can’t Help It

Alright, here’s the info on the study I’ve been telling you about.  Type As and Type Bs were asked to take some general information tests. Before they started the tests, they were told to set a performance goal; after the test, they were given feedback […]

I Am An Old Dog

I Am An Old Dog

Apparently you can teach an old dog new tricks. What you can’t do reliably is make the old dog use the new tricks. And, in case you hadn’t yet caught on, I am the old dog in this scenario. I started off the week with […]

Are We There Yet?: Week 3 & Achievement

Are We There Yet?: Week 3 & Achievement

The blog is entering its 3rd week. So far we’ve covered time urgency and competition and now we’re moving on to the Type A propensity towards high achievement. Seems to me that there is more than a little irony in that last sentence… I should […]

Less Talk & More Action

Less Talk & More Action

Dude! I was just working on optimizing the blog for mobile devices and I looked at it on my phone for the first time. The post lengths are RIDICULOUS on a phone! They looked so manageable on my computer. Big thanks to those who have […]

Turns Out I’m A Sometimes Know-It-All

Turns Out I’m A Sometimes Know-It-All

This last week has been about exploring the Type A tendency to be competitive by nature. The competitive tendency shows up in a couple of ways: needing to win at games, at work, at achievements, or at whatever category a Type A sets his/her mind […]

A Stomping By Trivial Pursuit

A Stomping By Trivial Pursuit

Wow. The first part of last night was a snooze fest. Pre-warned about how the evening’s entertainment would unfold, Scott brought one of our Trivial Pursuit games downstairs after putting our oldest, Ana, to bed. I would just like to pause here to point out […]

Calendar and A Preview of Failure

Calendar and A Preview of Failure

Hi All, Many people have been asking me what I plan to cover with this blog. Will I keep doing something new and isn’t that a little Type A in itself? Will I cover parenting? Marriage? What am I planning? Well, here’s the answer. You’ll […]

Thwarted Games & Zipped My Lip

Thwarted Games & Zipped My Lip

So, the thing about checking your tendency to have the last word at home is that it requires your partner to actually be present. Poor Scott pulled some muscle in his back that had him in bed at 8:30. Still hoping to rally and test […]

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner – Kicking off Week 2 and Competition

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner – Kicking off Week 2 and Competition

I’ve got to start off this post with a dream report. Apparently my subconscious heard me complaining and thought – You thought that was bad? Wait until you see this! …Either that or it was the totally unexpected way the Super Bowl played out. End […]

Recap of Week 1: Pros & Cons of Slowing Down

Recap of Week 1: Pros & Cons of Slowing Down

As I wrap up my week of addressing time urgency I’m reflecting back on how things went. Overall, the week felt easier than I thought it would. Pros: The tightness in my chest from rushing around is almost completely gone. I wasn’t griping at the […]

So I Had This Dream Last Night… (Days 2/3 of Time Urgency)

So I Had This Dream Last Night… (Days 2/3 of Time Urgency)

Today I’d like to tell you about the no rushing/walking slow thing. Once I just accepted the fact that I would be moseying all day long, it was actually easier than I thought. What I didn’t expect was that it would also affect my driving. […]