So we were having this family group call sometime last week and we got to talk about personality test and types. My Numero Uno Papa and I literally diagnosed My bro of a personality type. You need to have seen the confused look on my brother’s face. Yea He jokes about it from time to time and yeah I felt like Psy Dr along side My Papa. Think about it as Papa and Daughter in Health sector doing some diagnosis.
Well, after that group call it dawned on Me that we often hear of personality types daily or randomly but we literally may not know much about it nor categorically say what our personality type is and for this particular post I will be talking about personality type A and B only, maybe some other time, personality type C and D will be discussed. So stay subscribed to this blog.
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I Used books : Spirit Controlled Temperament by Tim LaHey and Briggs Meyer’s Personality Types, not forgetting Google (APA) for this post. You can read the full books up at your own free time if you haven’t or let’s rub mind together in the comment section if you’ve read any of the books .
What is Personality?
According to American Psychological Association (APA), Personality refers to individual differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving for which the study of personality focuses on two broad areas:
One is on understanding individual differences in particular personality characteristics, such as sociability or irritability and the other is understanding how the various parts of a person come together as a whole.
Some authors believe we have 16 personality types, some others believe we have 4 basic types and for simplicity sake, I will join those that believe we have 4 types which could be Types A, B, C and D and there are other types like Sanguine, Choleric, Melancholic and Phlegmatic .
No matter how many times I took the personality type test on Google, all came back to grouping my humble self as personality Type A.
Eeerm they may not be wrong after all but if you think I am otherwise, kindly let me know.
Type A individuals tend to be very competitive and self-critical, always strive toward their goals without feeling a sense of joy in their efforts or accomplishments.
This is characterized by a high work involvement- workaholics. Type A individuals are easily ‘wound up’ and tend to overreact, this I can relate especially this week. They also tend to have high blood pressure (hypertension): the Christian side of me wants to say I bind this in the name of Jesus, sickness is not my portion bhet you know, I will say I am the treated personality Type A. This means I know the downside of my personality type and I work on avoiding getting to the borderline.
Type A personalities experience a constant sense of urgency. Often, they quickly become impatient with delays and unproductive time, schedule commitments too tightly( you don’t want to see my daily, monthly to do list), and try to do more than one thing at a time, such as reading while eating or watching television(guilty of eating and reading or eating and dressing up for school).
I recently questioned myself why I have alot on my plate and can’t seem to take things one at a time, well this could be the reason and probably because I may not find joy in doing so, might be bored out.
Type A individuals tend to be easily aroused to anger or hostility, which they may or may not express overtly. Such individuals tend to see the worse in others, displaying anger, envy and a lack of compassion( I repeat, I am treated personality type A). Read this blog post with open mind. Thank you in advance.
Despite the negative qualities associated with personality Type A, people with this personality type tend to be very good at accomplishing their goals. Many managers want us personality Type A employees because they know that we can be trusted to get things done, according to Schaubroeck.
Type A’s are certainly more occupied with achieving outcomes,” says Schaubroeck. “And given that they’re so occupied with achieving their goals, it makes sense that they would be more likely to do so. I need to add that we are good entrepreneurs.
People with Type B personality tend to be more tolerant of others, are more relaxed than Type A individuals, more reflective, experience lower levels of anxiety and display a higher level of imagination and creativity.
One of the major traits of type B personality is that they do not get irritated or angry easily. They are laid back and relaxed. They rarely tend to be aggressive or frustrated. They are very calm as compared to their highly strung counterparts (type A). They are very patient and usually have a lot of self-control. This I can say my brother has , dude is ever relaxed and ends it with “I cannot comman kii myself” even in serious matter.
People belonging to type B personality are very much tolerant and flexible. They can comfortably adapt to situations and changes and may even let go of their habits, routine much easily than type A Personality. They do not mind waiting in a line or waiting to get their work done(hahaha). They do not suffer from anxiety or extreme temper in these cases.
They are social and love to be part of a large group. They can be fun loving, people love being in their company. They are emotional, tend to express their feelings and are not indifferent towards others. They usually have a good social life. Relaxation, enjoyment, fun comes very naturally to them. Spend their free time socializing, shopping or having a good time is something they enjoy doing.
Lolz, I think this is how we got to diagnosing my Bro of type B. Dude finds it easy to say “I will do it later”. Please don’t ask me how we get things done when we are assigned to do something together.
On the other hand, personality type B may also be criticized for not following time schedule. They often tend to procrastinate things and do their work at the last moment. Even then, they do not get stressed. Like how on earth is that possible, you don’t get stressed to work even on last minute. He pulls off work eventually with little or no stress and jokes about it at the end.
Because of their excessively relaxed attitude, these people are criticized for being too casual in their approach. Secondly, they may even be overly emotional and lack the ability to take decisions. Hey Bro* Winks*
Personality type B have controlled eating habits and lifestyle. They usually do not have any obsessive compulsive habits. Can have the most laid back attitude you can think of and yeah sounds cool but mehn, I think they could pass as the enjoyment group. Life stress has got nothing on them ever.
Pictorial representation of the two personality types discussed. It’s worthy to note that no personality type is better than the other. They all have their good and bad sides. Just know your type and become a treated version of your personality type.
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