A personality type characterized by ambition, high energy, and competitiveness, and thought to be susceptible to stress and heart disease.
- This finding suggests that the speed and impatience component of the Type A behavior pattern might be related more strongly to cognitive failures.
- Closer supervision may be needed for students with high competitiveness and Type A personalities.
- Individuals with a Type A personality and professional athletes - who constantly push themselves and desire to compete and achieve perfection - are more likely to develop the condition than others are, notes Ribblett.
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