People who need you to know they’re ‘Type A’

In Washington, D.C., people who work on Capitol Hill or in public affairs live for the moments where they can identify themselves as “Type A.”

It’s sometimes said in a way that’s supposed to indicate humility.

“I get up at 5 a.m. — a little Type A — so I can get a head start.”

“Here, I made a list of our options. I know, kind of Type A.”

“Oh, yeah, I organized my ‘fridge, ha-ha… Type A.”

Other times, it’s explained in the most obnoxious way possible, like this “Type A” author at the embarrassing women’s website EliteDaily:

Those who would be grouped mostly towards the Type A side of the spectrum are those that are more driven, more focused, more goal-oriented, more diligent, more likely to get stressed and emotional, more likely to have heart attacks and more likely to have mental breakdowns. …


I, myself, am a Type A personality, so I have no qualms in saying that we are the shit; we are.

The truth: People eager to let everyone know how “Type A” they are because they can complete everyday tasks– they’re not actually Type A. They’re insecure.

It’s the equivalent of telling people that you’re important. They’d know it if you were.

Beyoncé doesn’t tell strangers she has talent.

And by the way… 5 a.m. isn’t that early and being organized isn’t remarkable.


One comment

  1. Lynne Quintana · December 21, 2015

    Ditto with the author…Ha! Ha! Ha! They re actually a bunch of insecure blokes! Such a pity!!!This is spot on!!!


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