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Are you a Type A personality?

Are you a Type A personality?

 

type A personality

Are you a Type A personality?

Try this questionnaire to find out whether you possess the characteristics of a type A personality or not. A Type A personality tends to be stressed out , has unrealistic high standards, rarely takes time out and finds it hard to relax. Excessively ambitious, competitive and driven – they are often intolerant of others.

Circle the number that you feel most closely represents your own behaviour in your every day life. Then add up your score. Try to reduce your score by deliberately changing your behaviour.

 

Casual about appointments  0  1   2   3   4   5    6   7   8    9   10              Never late

Not competitive                       0  1   2   3   4   5    6   7   8    9   10              Very competitive

Impatient while waiting          0  1   2   3   4   5    6   7   8    9   10              Can wait patiently

Never feel rushed                   0  1   2   3   4   5    6   7   8    9   10               Always rushed

Emphatic in speech                10   9    8    7    6    5    4   3    2   1  0           Slow deliberate talker

(fast,forceful)

Care about satisfying                0  1   2   3   4   5    6   7   8    9   10            Want good job

self irrespective of what                                                                                recognised by others

others think

Slow doing things                    0  1   2   3   4   5    6   7   8    9   10               Fast doing things

(eating, walking etc)

Hard driving (pushing             10    9    8   7   6   5   4   3  2   1    0               Easy going

yourself & others)

Express feelings                      0  1   2   3   4   5    6   7   8    9   10                Hide feelings

Many outside interests          0  1   2   3   4   5    6   7   8    9   10           Few interests outside work

Ambitious                                 10    9   8   7   6   5   4  3   2  1    0            Unambitious

Take things one at a time     0  1   2   3   4   5    6   7   8    9   10          Try do many things at once

Eager to get things done     10   9   8  7   6   5  4   3    2   1   0               Casual

Good listener                         0   1    2   3   4   5   6  7   8    9   10            Anticipate what others are

going to say, finish sentences

and interrupt

 

Scoring:

Below 70  Tending towards Type B

0-100        Moderate Type A

Over 100   High scoring Type A

Coming soon – managing your type A behaviour

 

Mandy X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image: courtesy of Psych2go.net