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A personality type characterized by ambition, impatience, and competitiveness, and thought to be susceptible to stress and heart disease:[as modifier] ‘teaching people with Type A personalities to keep their anger in check’‘the old Type A would have savagely ripped the package into many pieces’
- ‘In the old terminology we used to call these people the Type A personality.’
- ‘This finding suggests that the speed and impatience component of the Type A behavior pattern might be related more strongly to cognitive failures.’
- ‘Individuals with a Type A personality and professional athletes - who constantly push themselves and desire to compete and achieve perfection - are more likely to develop the condition than others are, notes Ribblett.’
- ‘This was back in the eighties when the Type A personality's relationship to heart attack was first being bandied about.’
- ‘Closer supervision may be needed for students with high competitiveness and Type A personalities.’
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