I found this great article by Susan Ward on Time Management Personality Types at About.com Small Business Canada.
In the article Ms. Ward describes 5 different time management personality types: the Fireman, the over committer, the Aquarian, the Chatty Kathy and the perfectionist.
You’ll have to read the article to find out which type you are, but since I’ve already read it, I will tell you that I am all 5 types.
I’m sure Ms. Ward didn’t have someone like me in mind when she wrote that, but I can definitely relate to all 5.
The fireman is always rushing around putting out fires and doesn’t have time for boring stuff like making phone calls and cleaning the bathroom.
The over committer is self explanatory. When my kids were younger, a friend who noticed my over committed life style gave me some advice: just say no.
The Aquarian is way laid back. So laid back, in fact, that it interferes with his or her ability to get anything done. This isn’t me most of the time, but I’ve had my moments.
The Chatty Kathy is also pretty straight forward. Too busy talking to get anything done. Again, I don’t think of myself as chatty, but if there’s something I can put off by having a conversation with someone, I just might do it.
The perfectionist is too busy trying to make or do things perfectly to ever actually accomplish anything. Believe it or not, we ADD Moms are perfectionists. Maybe our homes don’t show it, but we are.