Psychology Research on Type A & Type B Personalities


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If asked, Megan's boss would describe her as an extremely ambitious and driven employee who is also very organized and can be competitive with her teammates at times. Megan is an example of someone who has a _____ personality.

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1. Greg's Mom tends to get frustrated with him because he is approaching thirty years of age and still lives at home. He has creative ideas but is also disorganized. He would rather relax with his friends on the weekend than spend time revising his resume and searching for a better paying job. This is an example of a _____ personality.

2. Type A and Type B personalities have the same health risks, as long as individuals with Type A personality can manage the deadly trait of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Type A and Type B personalities are the most common personality types considered from a psychological perspective. This quiz will test your understanding of the differences between the two.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This personality type quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recognize a personality type from its description
  • Recall the deadly trait
  • Understand which personality type is more likely to have a given trait

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most relevant information from the related psychology lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Type A and Type B personalities
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about these personality types
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to successfully identify key traits associated with each personality type

Additional Learning

Want to know more? The lesson titled Psychology Research on Type A & B Personalities covers the following objectives:

  • Define personality
  • Explain the pros and cons of a Type A personality
  • Explore the benefits and detriments of being Type B