I'm pretty new here, so forgive me if this topic has already been discussed at length. My doctor, after diagnosing me with CFS (I'm a pretty text book case - serious viral infection and personal tragedy about a year ago - the body just didn't bounce back) and asked if I would consider myself a "driven" person. I thought this was kind of interesting. "Driven" isn't a word I would have chosen, but am I the type of person who gets things done? Yes. Am I the person you can count on to deliver? Yes. Am I the person people turn to when things fall apart? Yes. I've never questioned any of that. And then he said, "It's extremely common for your personality type." Has anyone else heard this? Did we all mentally and emotionally over-achieve ourselves into this mess? I mean, the irony is pretty rich - we took care of so much, now we can't take care of anything, and any energy we do have is spent learning about and managing and making our lives over for this disease. Thoughts?