How to Work with Type A Personalities

January 17, 2017

Career Advice

62429852_0235b5dd0b_zKnowing your personality type can help you perform better at work, and it can help you identify how to best work with others. That means better relationships and communication with your boss and coworkers. One of the most well known theories of personality types is Andrew Goldsmith’s Theory on Type A and Type B Personality. According to Simply Psychology, Type A people tend to be:

  • competitive
  • self critical
  • highly involved in work
  • ‘wound up’
  • prone to overreact
  • under a constant sense of urgency
  • impatient with delays
  • overcommitted
  • multitaskers
  • easily angered

Does that sound like you or someone you know? Whether you fit under this personality type or you know someone who does, here are some things to keep in mind according to Psychology Today:

  1. They don’t like to waste time.
  2. They want you to get to the point.
  3. They don’t like to be late, or wait for someone who is running late.
  4. They love timelines and deadlines.

Still not sure if you’re Type A? Take this personality test at Psychology Today to determine if you are.

Image via Mike/Flickr.


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One Comment on “How to Work with Type A Personalities”

  1. Tim Hynes Says:

    You guys are really helpful when you continue to follow you and your instructions


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