Tuesday the 25

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.

Pause.

Well, actually, I was so OCD, it probably would take me two years, because I would want to do everything perfectly.

Who, me?

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.

3 Responses to Tuesday the 25

  1. Well, it probably is OCD to do that, but it’s also smart.
    You could just compare your grades to other peoples, but I know that wouldn’t help me. If I’m going to pass a test, I really like it to be with flying colors.

  2. Re: Theme problem . . . I would have to look at the source files. Maybe this coming weekend.

    Re: OCD . . . you are OCD if the textbook only costs you $10 to start with, and your return would be miniscule. If the textbook cost $100 and the use of a slipcover will give you an increase return of $25 then you are just frugal.

    I wonder what type of personality I am “supposed” to be. “Type A” doesn’t sound quite like me.

  3. Type A and Type B are technically considered out-dated, out-moded, and no longer to be taken seriously. They’ve been in pop-psychology for so long, people are still throwing them around, but they’re no longer “official”.

    Re: the book covers, I am indiscriminate. They all get one. And I may have been penny-wise and pound foolish, anyway, as I’m hoping to (once again) switch english classes and my Psychology class seems to need the online code (which didn’t come with the used textbook, of course), which accounts for two of the books I got smart and bought somewhere else for substantially less.

    I just realize that I am my own worst enemy. In real life, you have to roll with the punches, but I want everything lined up and perfect.

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