Once upon a time ago, two cardiologist developed a theory describing two personality traits, Type A and Type B.
I have always known that I am a Type B personality solely on the fact that I'm very patient and relaxed individual. Growing up, I wasn't outgoing or competitive. I liked to blend in and go with the flow. I was always the shy one, because I was afraid people wouldn't like what I had to say. I was terrible at making decisions for myself and in large groups, especially when it came to choosing a place to eat (I can literally eat anywhere, so don't ever ask me where I want to eat) but to my dismay, I found that if I wanted to be a good and helpful doctor, I would need to grow as an individual.
I realized that I would have to learn how to have a Type A personality. I realized that I would have to learn how to be a leader and how to make decisions for a team. I realized that I had to take initiative and become competitive if I wanted to achieve anything. Most importantly, I realized that I had to learn how to be comfortable with myself in front of large groups.
And that is exactly what I did. It took effort and several awkward conversations and embarrassing moments, but I did. Sure, there will be people more outgoing than I, more competitive than I and more ambitious. But it's a work in progress and I am happy about that.
So even though two cardiologist theorized humans as either Type A or Type B, I feel like we can all be a little of both.
We can all be a little more ambitious. We can all be a little more outgoing. We could all be a little more patient. We could all be a little bit better. & hopefully, we can find a new skill that we never thought we would have (teaching for me). #searchforshell