Type A vs. Type B: Does Personality Type Matter at Work?

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We begin with a cast of two characters. One is organize, ambitious, competitive, and sometimes a little impatient. The other is laid-back, collaborative, creative and, sometimes, a little messy.

Do you identify with one more than the other?

Many of us already identify as either a “Type A” or “Type B” personality. Or, perhaps you see yourself as a hybrid of both — like those of us who schedule our time and manage to-do listings like maniacs, but can’t recall the last time we stimulated our beds.

Here’s how the two types tend to break down, according to the American Psychological Association 😛 TAGEND Type A: “A complex pattern of behaviours and emotions that includes excessive emphasis on rivalry, aggressivenes, impatience, and hostility.” “A complex pattern of behaviours and emotions that includes excessive emphasis on rivalry, aggressivenes, impatience, and hostility.” Kind B: “As compared to Type A behavior pattern, a less competitive, less aggressive, less hostile pattern of behaviour and emotion.” Dominance Influence Conscientiousness Steadiness

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