Photoshop: Type does not align with type box

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So I'm trying to insert text into a document. I click on the Text tool and draw out a box for the type to sit in. Then I put type in the box and what a mess. The text doesn't go into the box, the cursor seems to be 10 times the height of the text as shown below.

My PS Version is 21.0.0 and I've used type in many documents and don't recall this problem:

What am I doing wrong?
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J Jay Ladouceur

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David, Official Rep

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Howdy Jay,

I've a feeling that you have something set in your Character or Paragraph panel that you didn't intend.  Could be superscript, could be scaling, could be negative space before the paragraph, but the easiest thing to do would be to open each panel's flyout menu and click Reset Character/Paragraph.  I'd be willing to bet that things will be normal then.

Hope that helps,