type A


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type A

or Type A
adj.
Of or relating to a personality or behavior pattern that is marked by tenseness, impatience, and aggressiveness and is thought to be associated with an increased risk factor for heart disease.
n.
A person who has this personality or exhibits this behavior pattern.

Type A


n.
a personality type characterized by competitiveness, perfectionism, and a sense of urgency, believed to be associated with susceptibility to heart attack.
[1970–75]
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Noun1.Type A - the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigentype A - the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen
blood group, blood type - human blood cells (usually just the red blood cells) that have the same antigens
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Sure, people with Type A personalities are probably highly organized and efficient and way more successful than they rightly should be.
They found that people who showed signs of having a Type A personality -- the multitasking, driven workaholics -- had double the risk of suffering a stroke as compared to their more laid-back neighbors(http://jnnp.
The aim of the present study was to investigate Type A behavior and achievement motivation in professional women.
Keywords: Type A behavior, achievement motivation, teaching, medical careers, professional women
Q: You're looking for a Type A kind of worker for this position, but we see the sort of bickering and grandstanding and backstabbing that can occur when you put a bunch of Type A's in the same room.
Type A, the collaborative team of New York artists Adam Ames and Andrew Bordwin, has been exploring various forms of male competition, often of the phallic sort, for nearly four years.
The book's big idea is that players fall into two distinct categories - type A players and type B players.
Findings for self-handicapping and covert self-esteem (Houston & Kelly, 1985), which did not differ in our college sample, suggest that while SOP and Type A behavior may be similar constructs, they are not synonymous.
In Britain, 46 per cent of the population have blood type O, 44 per cent have type A, like Martine, eight per cent have type B and only two per cent have type AB.
Physicians are usually high-powered, fast-moving people who have a hard time slowing down and listening to others--what has been described in many circles as Type A behavior.
While C bolulinum produces seven district neurotoxins, researchers have focused on one they call Type A.
7,8] Second, the high-pressure, time-urgent environments that typify virtually all medical training or practice settings compel physicians to develop Type A coping styles.