From: BBC

The problem with ‘Type A’ personalities

You likely know someone with a “Type A” personality – an ambitious, competitive person striving for success. Perhaps it’s how you would describe yourself.

It’s a label that has been applied to powerful, dominant people for decades. But new research suggests the Type A personality might be something of a misnomer.

Researchers from the University of Toronto in Scarborough, Canada say the term can be unhelpful and erroneous, and the way it’s usually applied represents an outdated way of thinking about personality. Here’s why you should think twice about casting yourself as Type A at your next job interview.

Read the whole story: BBC

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