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The Type A Personality Test: Results

Type A behavior pattern has been linked to a number of health problems. Although the literature is somewhat inconsistent because of problems with the conceptualization and definition of Type A behavior, studies have shown that Type A people run higher risks of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and other stress-related evils such as frequent colds, anxiety disorders, burnout, and depression. The risks seem to be reduced with intervention aimed at reducing Type A behavior. Indeed, those with pronounced Type A characteristics would be happier and healthier if they were to file down the jagged edges of their personality. By learning how to control the negative behavior patterns while preserving their drive, Type A people can be successful without sacrificing their emotional and physical well-being.

Your score = 51

What does your score mean?

You seem to have a Type B personality. Your personality draws characteristics from each of the other personality types, that is, Type A and Type C. Either you adjust your behavior depending on the situation, or you tend to be moderated in your attitudes. In any case, you are the most balanced of the three personality types.


* Likes to be the one in control; wants to do things his/her way
* Wants to lead
* Moody; gets angry and irritable
* Sarcastic and cynical
* Impulsive
* Passionate about friendships, values, beliefs
* Friendly but combative; socially inconsistent
* Likes people but does not fully trust them
* Seeks excitement, stimulation, activity; gets bored easily
* Very assertive, expressive, opinionated
* Gets upset and angry easily, quick temper, argumentative
* Strong sense of urgency; in a hurry
* Unusual combination of traits - very possibly will be perceived by others as aggressive and rigid and far less patient and sociable


  1. Yep, I see many of these characteristics in you, still today. You're also loyal and compassionate. You have your causes and you support them wholeheartedly. And that's what's so damn great about you.



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