We all have different personalities. There are those of us who are always laid back and haven’t a worry in the world. Those of us who are complete worrywarts. Those of us who cannot sit still ever! Those of us who are all over the place leaving a mess everywhere we go among other personality trait.
The perfect place to sit back and watch all these types of personalities unfold in one room would be at the hospital waiting area. This is where you will notice that there are some patients who will sit patiently and wait their turn as they flip through a magazine. Those who will be pacing back and forth, going to the window, going to the receptionists desk to ask questions and walking to the water dispenser every 2 seconds and every time they see a doctor they will have questions to ask. Those who will be on their phone throughout the wait chatting away and laughing and smiling and occasionally texting or playing games or listening to music and bobbing their head to the beats. There are those who will calmly sit back and observe people around and even those who chat up the person seated next to them and make a new friend regardless of how they are feeling.
Check out the following 4 personality traits according to 2knowmyself.com and find out where you lie.
Type A personality traits
Type A personalities are competitive, high achievers and have a high sense of time urgency. As a result of these combined traits Type A’s are always found to be busy working on their own projects. Type A’s felt insecure at one point of their lives and so they decided to fight the insecurity by changing their lives and making achievements as fast as they can.
Answering YES to these questions suggest that you are a type A personality
Are you pressed for time at and after work?
Do you always take work home with you?
Do you eat rapidly?
Do you have a strong need to excel?
Do you have trouble finding time to get your hair cut/styled?
Do you feel or act impatient when you have to wait in line?
Do you get irritated easily?
Do you feel guilty if you use spare time to relax?
Do you need to win in order to derive enjoyment from games and sports?
Do you generally move, walk and eat rapidly?
Do you often try to do more than one thing at a time?
Type B personality traits
Type B’s are the opposite of type A’s. They are relaxed, laid back and not easily stressed. While type B can be achievers too still they won’t be as competitive as Type A’s. Type b can delay work and do it in the last moment, some of them can turn into procrastinators which is something that a type A can never do.
Type C personality traits
Type C personalities love details and can spend a lot of time trying to find out how things work and this makes them very suitable for technical jobs. Type C are not assertive at all and they always suppress their own desires even if there is something that they dislike. The lack of assertiveness results in tremendous stress and sometimes in depression. Type Cs are very vulnerable to depression compared to type A and type B.
Type D personality traits
D stands for distressed, Type D’s have a negative outlook towards life and are pessimistic. A small event that is not even noticed by type B can ruin type D’s day.
Type D might become socially withdrawn as a result of fear of rejection even if they like to be around people.
Type D’s are famous for suppressing their emotions and this makes them the most vulnerable type to depression. In my book, The ultimate guide to getting over depression i said that one of the famous causes for depression is suppressing your emotions for long periods of time without venting them someway.