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Stress Management for Health Course

Stress and Personality

We all have certain features to our personality that make us unique as people; however there are many aspects of our personality that are similar to other people.  These similar personality factors are called Personality Traits.  Research has indicated that certain personality traits can make us more vulnerable to stress.  People with such traits are known as Type A personalities.  Type As tend to be more competitive, more impatient, have time urgency when compared to the more relaxed and laid back Type B personalities.  Its important to realise that we are all a mixture of type A and B personality traits but if we are excessively type A this can make us more vulnerable to stress.  We have included a Type A/B personality test at the end of session one in the course materials for you to fill in.  We can reduce our Type A personality traits through the techniques taught on this course.  Here are some Type A and some Type B Personality Traits:

Type A Personality Traits

  Must get things finished

Never late for appointments

Type B Personality Traits 

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