So today I was labeled.. “Classic Type A” personality….. while there are points of this I cannot argue there are definitely points I object to completely. So I did some reading and then wanted to re-test for the 16 standard personality types and see what changes I had undergone since the last time I took it a few years ago…
TYPE A PERSONALITY TRAITS
Competitiveness ((Agree to a point but I have low blood pressure.))
Type A individuals tend to be very competitive and self-critical. They strive toward goals without feeling a sense of joy in their efforts or accomplishments. (GUILTY – trying to work on enjoying it more.)
Interrelated with this is the presence of a significant life imbalance. This is characterized by a high work involvement. Type A individuals are easily ‘wound up’ and tend to overreact. They also tend to have high blood pressure (hypertension).
Time Urgency ((Completely OCD when it comes to organizing my day and my space, and structure my projects to AVOID the clock.))
Type A personalities experience a constant sense of urgency: Type A people seem to be in a constant struggle against the clock.
Often, they quickly become impatient with delays and unproductive time, schedule commitments too tightly, and try to do more than one thing at a time, such as reading while eating or watching television.
Hostility ((NOPE…. I hold things inward, I do not bully, I do not envy, and I am compassionate and empathic))
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.
When this behavior is expressed overtly (i.e., physical behavior) it generally involves aggression and possible bullying (Forshaw, 2012). Hostility appears to be the main factor linked to heart disease and is a better predictor than the TAPB as a whole.
Now… for the 16 personality types… you take a quiz answering various questions some various of the same question…..
While the whole article is long there are a few points that hit home…
INFJs also tend to be “highly sensitive persons” (HSPs). Their nervous systems are wired to be more sensitive and permeable to all sorts of stimuli—both inner and outer. This sensitivity can be a double-edged sword for the INFJ. ((YUP!))
INFJs are “old souls.” Many grow up feeling wiser than would be predicted by their chronological age. Having discovered the value of their Introverted Intuition (Ni) quite early in life, INFJs grow to trust its judgments and insights. Even as children and adolescents, INFJs can be found advising and counseling their friends and siblings, and perhaps even adult family members. They tend to feel happiest and most fulfilled when helping and enlightening others through their insights. ((I built my own family and I would do anything in the world for them and thrive when they thrive))