Type A and Type B Personalities in Organizations: Definition & Characteristics

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Which of the following traits is NOT associated with a Type A personality?

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1. Which of the following traits is NOT associated with a Type B personality?

2. Why would a person with a Type B personality be better suited for a job in customer service?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you assess your comprehension of Type A and B personalities in organizations. Some of the topics you will be quizzed on include the traits, strengths and weaknesses associated with the two different personality types.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Traits identified with a Type A personality
  • Type B personality traits
  • The personality type that is best at adaptation
  • Type of personality associated with procrastination
  • How negative personality traits of workers can be modified

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding strengths and weaknesses of Type A and Type B personalities, and the best approach to improving negative personality traits in the workplace
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Type A and Type B personality traits
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the essential information from the related lesson on Type A and B personalities in organizations

Additional Learning

To learn more about personality types in the workplace, review the accompanying lesson, Type A and Type B Personalities in Organizations: Definition & Characteristics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the two contrasting personality theories that explain how certain employee characteristics can affect workplace behavior
  • Compare the traits associated with Type A and Type B personalities
  • Investigate examples of Type A and Type B personalities in the workplace
  • Identify recommendations for Type A and Type B personalities in the workplace
  • Explain how understanding the personality traits of employees can improve workplace productivity and morale
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