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cathy


Type A Humility

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I was recently told by a colleague that I am a classic Type A personality. I pretty much knew this already, but it is still amusing to be told by someone. Today I was elected to be the head of my "department", which sounds exactly like something somebody with my personality would aspire to, although unfortunately it is a rather thankless position. Think along the lines of a highly educated complaint department.

Tonight I gave a very important lecture to an important crowd of people. The talk coincided with the launch of a new publication that I had written the preface for. At the end of the talk, an elderly woman approached me, pen and book in hand, and asked me for my autograph. I was genuinely taken aback and told her that no one had ever asked me for my autograph before. She looked at me intensely and said "You will be famous one day, and that is why I want to have it.". So yes, this comment fed my Type A fire. But don't worry; I am holding on to my humility.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    There are far too many "I"s in that post...
    ;)

  1. Blogger Connie said:

    There is no doubt in my mine that you will be famous signing books some day. You are a smart cookie destined for something special.
    What a lovely lady she must have been...You just telling me the story gave me shivers. Sounds like something in a movie when someone was trying to give you "a sign".

    Don't forget me in your fame.lol

    Hugs,
    Connie

  1. Blogger [eric] said:

    I know, I feel the same way about all the personal pronouns I write. I'm really not that into me. There are 10 in this comment alone.

    I wish I knew what exactly a Type A personality was, but from what I've heard, I don't think I am one.

  1. Blogger barb said:

    Go you! I'm glad there are some Type A people in the world to keep things moving forward for us non-A types. If I was much more laid back I think I'd fall over.

    But congratulations! You deserve it, autographs and all.

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Wow :)
    I'm glad I've got the card you sent to me so well kept, maybe one day on e-bay you'll make me a rich woman ahahah just kidding!
    And don't worry about the I's - the truth is, in english, it's impossible to write without using them almost everywhere.
    But I'm wondering what a Type A personality is...is it some kind of psychological classification?

  1. Blogger fb said:

    Can I have a 10x8 please?

    Congratulaions I think...

  1. Blogger Trundling Grunt said:

    Thank you for autographing my book. I was afraid that you would recognise me in the wig.

    Seriously - congratulations. Just think of me when you are up there at the top. And try not to laugh too loud.

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Cathy,you just gave me the biggest smile :)

    Ps..I'll be the first inline at Chapters. :)

  1. Blogger christina said:

    Hey, wait a minute, I thought you were famous already. :-)

    I think I'm a type C personality.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Congratulations - sounds like exciting news to me! Blogs are all about too many "I"s. This is YOUR web site :)

    Can't wait 'til I get to post on my blog "Had dinner with Cathy, the famous...."

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    PS - SNOW!

  1. Blogger Pat Paulk said:

    From B, C, D, E & F congratulations!!

  1. Blogger Vesper said:

    i am also a type a, and i had a similar reaction when my first "fan" approached me a month ago. it's a strange, but good, feeling.

  1. Blogger Vani said:

    too cool! and i agree, you will be famous and for the right reasons.

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    I can imagine the boost of ego. Recently at work a lady said I needed to be cloned. I'm sure I felt the way you do.

  1. Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said:

    I'm a type C. "Chocoholic".

  1. Blogger Berlinbound said:

    Hang in there ... "A" is an important letter...

    Peace,
    R

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