type A personality

  

Definition

A temperament characterized by excessive ambition, aggression, competitiveness, drive, impatience, need for control, focus on quantity over quality and unrealistic sense of urgency. It is commonly associated with risk of coronary disease and other stress-related ailments. See also type B personality.

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  • The manager had a type A personality in that he lived a very stressful life of trying to control and micromanage everything about his company and employees without any assistance.

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  • My new employee must be a type A personality because she always works hard, long hours and goes above and beyond whats required.

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  • His Type A personality was so extreme that he only slept three hours a night because of his incessant worry that he would miss out on something important.

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