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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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The Type-B's among us call it laid back, the Type A's call us pushovers.
Sure, people with Type A personalities are probably highly organized and efficient and way more successful than they rightly should be.
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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. This complex protein consists of three functional regions: one that targets a muscle nerve ending and binds to its cell membrane, another that helps the toxin enter the cell, and a third that poisons the nerve ending by blocking its release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that normally signals a muscle to contract.
"I'm one of those stereotypical Type A's; I'm sucked into that cycle of always trying to get more and more done," said Towne, who last November received the High Technology Executive of the Year Award from the Columbia Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America.