Quiz: Do You Have a Type A Personality?

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Are you a “Type A” or “Type B” person?

Have you ever heard the term “type A personality”? Maybe you’ve even used it to describe yourself. When we think of “type A” people, we are thinking about people who are driven to succeed. Type A people don’t give up easily, and sometimes they’re so focused on their goals that they neglect the effects of their hard charging ways. It’s classic type A for someone to take on more than he or she can handle.

Originally, typing people as “A” or “B” was used to figure out their personality type’s risk for heart disease. Scientists now question the validity of type A people being more prone to heart attacks, but there have been studies that suggest people who adopt a more laid back, “type B” lifestyle have less recurring heart problems. And I think we could all agree that it intuitively lines up. Stress is never good for your mental or physical health.

I don’t know if anyone else is like this, but I’m a recovering type A for sure. When I was in school, I used to get upset if I got less than 100% on a test. And of course, having such high demands on myself only led to failure. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve tampered my ambition quite a bit, and I feel happier for it.

Take my quiz Do You Have a Type A Personality? to find out how Type A you are. Unlike, most Type A / Type B quizzes, I give you a bit of gradation with A-, B+, etc. And remember, A is not necessarily best. Or worst. I think we all go through phases in our lives with this, and it’s more about where you are right now.

What do you get on Do You Have a Type A Personality? How accurate is your result? Are you a recovering type A or type B?

P.S. Fun fact about this quiz… It was once featured in the online show notes for the Howard Stern show back when he was on regular radio. I’m not really sure how that happened, and I’m not sure how Howard scored personally 😉

What do you think?

16 thoughts on “Quiz: Do You Have a Type A Personality?

  1. Yvonne

    You Have A Type A Personality
    You are hyper and energetic – your mind is always active
    You tend to succeed at everything you attempt
    And if you don’t succeed at first, you quickly climb your way to the top!

    You could be called a workaholic, but you also make time for fun
    As long as something is competitive, you’re interested
    You have the perfect personality for success in business and athletics

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  2. Alyssa

    You Have A Type A- Personality
    You are one of the most balanced people around
    Motivated and focused, you are good at getting what you want
    You rule at success, but success doesn’t rule you.

    When it’s playtime, you really know how to kick back
    Whether it’s hanging out with friends or doing something you love!
    You live life to the fullest – incorporating the best of both worlds

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  3. Josh

    You Have A Type B Personality

    You’re as laid back as they come…
    Your baseline mood is calm and level headed
    Creativity and philosophy are your forte

    Like a natural sedative, you have a soothing effect on people
    Friends and family often turn to you first with their problems
    You have the personality to be a spiritual or psychological guru

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    1. kari Post author

      Another type B…I love it! People were saying on Facebook how they think Type A’s are too busy to take quizzes 😉

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  4. Nirvana Rawal

    Im aType B….and nice info. btw, i love the fact that you always present us a variety of new data

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  5. julie

    I am a type B personality. I think the assessment of my personality was pretty spot on. i am fairly calm, I think. Someone once said i reminded them of a Lilly on a pond, because i am peaceful. I have often been told by people when they see my home for the first time, how peaceful it is. That is a huge compliment, I think.

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  6. moonstep1969

    You Have A Type B Personality (most often true)

    You’re as laid back as they come…
    Your baseline mood is calm and level headed
    Creativity and philosophy are your forte

    Like a natural sedative, you have a soothing effect on people
    Friends and family often turn to you first with their problems
    You have the personality to be a spiritual or psychological guru

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