Type A and Type B personality are the most popular typology in personality, first developed by Friedman and Rosenman in 1974. We have already discussed the Type A personality, and we are now aware about the characteristics of Type A people. Type B people are completely opposite to the Type A in terms of behavioral characteristics.
- They work in a steady pace towards their goals. And when they achieve their goals, they take time to enjoy those achievements rather than just setting new boundaries for themselves.
- They are not completely devastated when they fail to meet their goals. Sure, they can be disappointed but they are much more accepting of failures than the Type A people.
- Because they are more accepting to failure, they even allow themselves to experiment and fail, just for the sake of experience. They are innovative and love exploring ideas and concepts.
- They are reflective, often thinking about the inner and outer worlds.
- They don’t always play to win. They like the idea of “love for the game”.
- Their stress levels are lower and they are found to be even tempered.
- They might even get too relaxed and laid-back, which could prevent them from reaching the uppermost heights of their careers.
Note: They are less prone to coronary heart diseases, as their general characteristics lead them to living a less stressful life. This decreases the chances of blood pressure rising. Researchers have found Type B people to be less prone to coronary heart diseases and other stress related diseases.
Conclusion of Type A and Type B
An individual might not be readily categorized into either of the two types specifically. You might even be a hybrid, which means having a mixture of both these traits. Both of these have their own share of pros and cons. It’s best to have a healthy mixture of both of these personality types to lead a productive life, with right amount of relaxation and right amount of get-up-and-go attitude. Also, it’s not a sure shot rule to determine a person’s vulnerability to cardiac risks.