Type A & Type B are polar opposite personality types that were the subject of a Duke University study by cardiologists to gauge anxiety levels and risks if heart attacks and heart disease.
A simple division of preference or personality type is into Type A and Type B, which is based broadly on anxiety and stress levels
Type A: The Type A personality generally lives at a higher stress level. This is driven by
– They enjoy achievement of goals, with greater enjoyment in achieving of more difficult goals. They are thus constantly working hard to achieve these.
– They find it difficult to stop, even when they have achieved goals.
– They feel the pressure of time, constantly working flat out.
– They are highly competitive and will, if necessary create competition.
– They hate failure and will work hard to avoid it.
– They are generally pretty fit and often well-educated (a result of their anxiety).
Type B: The Type B personality generally lives at a lower stress level and are typically:
– They work steadily, enjoying achievements but not becoming stressed when they are not achieved.
– When faced with competition, they do not mind losing and either enjoy the game or back down.
– They may be creative and enjoy exploring ideas and concepts.
– They are often reflective, thinking about the outer and inner worlds.
As simple as the results may seem, I believe there are variations of hybrids from both types that haven’t been documented and that the studys allow generalization to takeover and people to misuse the findings to give excuse to their actions.
I believe I’m both because I’m a workaholic, I despise failing at anything, I am educated with the drive for continued education in all aspects, I am creative and extremely reflective. The one that I’m not … Competitive.
I do not believe that I’m in competition with anyone, I actually hate it. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses but they can both be celebrated without a harsh rubbing it in or comparison.
Because I watch how my verbiage impacts others. Stating what car I drive, how much I make, where my clothes are from, and so much more.
I share a lot of my life on social media to connect with others and share the moments that I love to soak the glitter of that time just a little longer. There’s so many obstacles that we face in life so the happy posts do not mean my life is perfect, it means I’m trying to share love and joy instead of hate and pain.
Competitive people tend to boast about the surface things and relaxed people are more mindful with depth in their words because of the time they take to be reflective.
I believe a lot of competitive people generalize being “Type A” as an excuse for being confident … There’s a very thin line between sharing your victories and announcing how much better you are than others.
In a world where a smile can change a day, why wouldn’t you think of how your words and how they can hurt others?
Observe how you talk to others and the impact you have. Is it a positive and loving reaction you receive? If not, why do it?
Change your impact and you could change the world … Try to stimulate love and hope as better ways to cope.