Today I looked up “type A personality” and “OCD”. No particular reason; I just felt like it. Okay, so a PT at the hospital has called me both of those things, and I just wanted a little better of an idea exactly what part of my personality she was picking up on. I suspect as far as type A, she was thinking things like “They are often high-achieving workaholics who multi-task” and “have difficulty relaxing,” due to the way it overlaps with OCD’s description of “The phrase “obsessive-compulsive” has become part of the English lexicon, and is often used in an informal or caricatured manner to describe someone who is meticulous, perfectionistic. . .”
See, she was telling me that I would do fine in college, that I was so OCD I could probably do it all in one year instead of two.
Well, actually, I was so OCD, it probably would take me two years, because I would want to do everything perfectly.
You don’t think that she would find it OCD of me that I was busy buying reusable plastic slipcovers for my softcover textbooks, do you? So I can keep the books in better quality and get more in buy back next year. That’s not OCD, is it? How about wondering how I was going to keep my PTA paper to only 5 pages, double-spaced?
I do want to nail a 100. Every. Single. Time.
It is inevitable that I won’t.
Being obsessive, I’m wondering how I will cope with that fact.