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Posted by rose- on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 7:44pm.

What are some of the characteristics of a Type A personality? How could having a Type A personality affect a person’s reaction to stress? What would you view as some advantages or disadvantages of a Type A personality?


A person with a type A personality characteristics demonstrates a chronic sense of urgency. This person tends to be competitive, aggressive, and even hostile. For example, they will get upset over any little thing, and are very short tempered. As a result, a person with a type A personality is more susceptible to stress than others.
Type A personality and stress has become partners in every human being’s life. As of today researchers cannot determine the characteristics and the cause of a Type A personality. In essence, a person with these characteristics such as urgency and impatience has already a conflict with stress. Therefore, with these characteristics having a negative effect on someone’s attitude and behavior; that person may show a good deal of stress and tremor.
Unexpectedly Type A personality has been promoted in our society. Some advantages are as follows: people see competitiveness and want to be always on top. The disadvantages are people will most likely be susceptible to heart disease, angina and a very tough lifestyle.

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