Friday, October 19, 2012
What Is Your Personality Type?
Last Thanksgiving after dinner our family was relaxing in the family room. We were full, content and the dishes were done. It was great atmosphere, and each one of us felt happy to be together. We were choosing game partners and I said "We can't put those 2 type A's together." None of the kids had any idea what I was talking about, so we told them about the pop psychology of labeling people by A, B, C and D personality traits that was all the rage when we were in college. They were so interested in this! What am I? What are you? They started researching on their laptops and phones. We discussed this at length. It was a fun dialogue, that I had not thought about since then. Yesterday, 10 months after that conversation, my son and I were driving home from practice. I said to him," Let's see who has more election signs, Romney or Obama. You count Obama and I'll count Romney." This is this first time in my life I have ever counted anything. My son was curious too and said ok, who do you think is going to win the election? I told him about the discussion me and his dad were having the night before, and how I told my husband I think Romney is going to win, but now I feel so bad for all of those people who really believed Obama would make their lives magically better. My husband immediately said, "Ann Marie! Stop! This is near the end of a competition! You cannot show any weakness now! After it's over is over it's different." My son said, "You are such a D and Dad is such an A. That is why you get along so well."
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 4:11 PM