Type A personality refers to a type of personality that is characterized by perfectionism, a high degree of stress, impatience and inappropriate expressions of anger or frustration. Type A individuals can be described also as excessively time-conscious, insecure about their status, highly competitive, hostile and aggressive, and incapable of relaxation. They are often high achieving workaholics who multi-task, drive themselves with deadlines, and are unhappy about the smallest of delays.
According to research, the following characteristics are the hallmark characteristics of Type A Behavior:
- Time Urgency and Impatience.
- Free-Floating Hostility or Aggressiveness.
Additionally, Type A behavior often includes:
- Strong Achievement-Orientation