Driving/”On the Road”
I heard an interesting story on NPR the other day about “Type A” personality folks. If you’re not familiar with the whole “Type A, Type B” classification here’s the quick “Google” definition:
Type A individuals are aggressive, ambitious, controlling, highly competitive, preoccupied with status, workaholics, hostile, and lack patience. Type B people are relaxed, less stressed, flexible, emotional and expressive, and have a laid-back attitude.
The NPR program said that, while some of this personality “stuff” was true, indeed, there’s a lot of mythology about “personality” stereotyping and one cognitive scientist said most “personality tests” are about as accurate as Tarot Cards (or Astrology?). Nonetheless, the Type A/Type B classification does provide us with an easy (if overblown) way to “sort” people out, doesn’t it?
Prior to retirement, I’d pretty freely admit to being a “hardcore” Type A but, since making “every day a Saturday” (as dear friend Steve Jones referred to it), I can definitely see far more Type B in my life. And it makes it all the easier to spot (and LABEL) all those Type A folks we encounter on the roads of the Suburbo!
And that’s what today’s story is about.
Thanks for reading and have a great week!
4/24/2018 06:43:24 am
You have described in part one of my very petty peeves..only the one that makes me into a Type A, which I am not, is the oblivious driver who stays in the passing lane at speed limit or below, thinking its just another driving lane like all the others.
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