Understanding someone's personality provides insight into the best way to approach and work with him or her.
Type A personalities operate at a maximum speed and aspire to achieve large goals; as a result, they display the following traits and behaviors:
- Competitiveness - Everyone and everything is a challenge to a Type A, and he or she will do everything to break down any barrier that stands in his or her way.
- An Unrealistic Sense of Urgency - Completing a task or goal is done as if the world ends tomorrow. Type A's don't like to waste time and they race to complete the goals they've set in their minds.
- Multitasking - Type A's can handle many unrelated tasks or goals and perform well at all of them.
- Constant Stress - Type A's are subject to a tremendous amounts of stress because they are constantly racing against time or have too many things to do.
Below is a list of actions to keep in mind when working with a Type A personality: