In life, we are all different individuals with our own intricacies and nuances, but there is a personality theory that has seemingly been able to break most people down into one of two categories. Now, there may be some outliers to this rule as in people that don’t fit into one of the two sections, or exhibit behaviours from both of them. But for the most part, this theory is pretty spot on. Of course, I am talking about the Type A vs Type B personality theory. Here I will introduce the concept; get into what makes you which one and more.
For the purpose of this theory, a Type A personality is one that is much more outgoing, ambitious, impatient, and more. These are often “workaholics” that are constantly on the go and can live a very stressful life. While it is good to be some of these things, scientists have found one real bad potential side effect of having a type A personality. A 8 and a half year study showed that exhibiting Type A behaviour can double your risk for heart disease.
Type B personalities on the other hand, like to live a life with much less stress. These are people that are more relaxed, easy going and less confrontational. Think of this person as someone who cares more about enjoying the game, than worrying about if they are going to win or lose.
Neither of these types is right or wrong, but you likely know which one you and your friends are a part of. It seems as if these traits may also be passed down from parents as you will often notice that you have similar quirks and personality traits as at least one of your parents.
Now remember, this theory isn’t set in stone and there is no cut and dried way to know exactly which side a person falls under, as many can overlap depending on the time and the situation. And if you find yourself clearly on one end of the spectrum, it could be a good idea to try and learn a thing or two of someone with the other type in order to be a more varied individual.