Wednesday, February 18, 2009

In case you didn't know...

People tend to over-think things.

I admit that I might be somebody that has a tendancy to UNDER-think things, but I came to the realization last night that people often OVER-think things.

I am not advocating that things shouldn't be planned or well thought out, but there is a point at which the marginal benefit of additional brainpower only decreases the final product. And I think people often spend some much time THINKING, that as they approach that over-thinking point - they completely miss it.

Which comes down to learning point #2: You have to know when to say when.

This is what bothers me about type A personalities. They NEVER know when to say when because they are so high strung all the time.

Also, type A personalites are not fun for me to be around because they bring the SAME energy to every interaction you have with them. Going into a meeting with a type A is like watching a bad tv show over and over... you know what exactly is going to happen at the end and you're not going to like it one bit.

Of course, I wanted to title this post "Women tend to over-think" things... but perhaps we can't and shouldn't generalize. Or should we?

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