Completing a curve spazzes at pivot point

When I create a surface > NURBS curve, go into edit mode, and press “c” for complete, a wedge forms near the upper left side that points towards the pivot point (see image). Why is this happening?

In addition, I’m following this tutorial: Link, but when it says to extrude > region for a mesh circle (on page 2), I only get the options to extrude “Only Vertices” and “Only Edges”. It may be helpful to know that, unlike the image provided in the tutorial, all faces and vertices of the circle are highlighted when I attempt this.

most probably the handles order is “inverted”…
delet that point maybe?