About The Type A in the City

Definition: A temperament characterized by excessive ambition, aggression, competitiveness, drive, impatience, need for control, focus on quantity over quality and unrealistic sense of urgency. It is commonly associated with risk of coronary disease and other stress-related ailments.

I wish I could say that I have none of those delightful descriptions above included in my personality type but alas, here I am. I’m a Type A control freak, who is overachieving, a perfectionist, absolutely impatient and put an insane amount of pressure on myself.

But I’d like to think there’s more to me than that lovely definition of a Type A personality. I’m outgoing, friendly, giving and fueled by relationships and friendships.

I do my best work under pressure and in the early morning. I like a dark, quiet office with a cup of coffee and bad pop music playing. I enjoy really trashy TV which helps to distract me (my favorites include Grey’s Anatomy, The Real Housewives of NY and Flipping Out). I enjoy baking – it’s precise and exact. I multi-task like it’s my job (which some days, it is). I love volunteering.

I prefer wine or bourbon over most other drinks. I’m a Cavs season ticket holder. I cried when we won the NBA Championship. Like bawled. I’ve been mentored by strong, independent women. I want to give back to up and coming young professionals. Lean In changed my life. Sheryl Sandberg and Oprah are my life heroes.

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