From the recent research, it turns out that the "Type A personality style" can be broken down into 2 distinct groups - hostile and non-hostile Type As. Which group suffers the greater incidence of cardiovascular disease?
Type A Personality Style
From the recent research, it turns out that the "Type A personality style" can be broken down into 2 distinct groups... hostile and non-hostile Type As. Which group suffers the greater incidence of cardiovascular disease?
In order to determine which type of type A personality suffers the greatest incidence of cardio vascular disease, we must first look at a few things.
Let's take a look at this definition of the type A personality from: Essortment retrieved 7/19/2010 from http://www.essortment.com/all/typeapersonali_rgcc.htm.
What is the type A personality?
"Two personality types were developed by the psychological profession in order to define people's behaviors. Each of these two types has a set of criteria by which those who belong to one type or the other are discovered. These types are type A, the strict and rigid, perfectionistic type and type B, the relaxed individual's personality type. A person with a type A personality is a very flat personality, very strict. Fundamentally this personality grows out of having had to earn acceptance rather than being bestowed with it unconditionally. This person as a child was probably given conditional love had a role model who was raised on conditional love or both. There was a standard to be met and if it was met there was acceptance and reward; if the standard wasn't met then there was neither reward nor acceptance."
Now we can look at the difference between a hostile type A and a non-hostile type A.
According to Kelly, George in his publication "Hostility" retrieved7/20/2010 from http://ask.com,
"Hostility (also called inimicality) is a form of angry internal rejection or denial in psychology. It is a part of personal construct psychology, developed by George Kelly. In everyday speech it is more commonly used as a synonym for anger and aggression.
In psychological terms, Kelly defined hostility as the willful refusal to accept evidence that one's perceptions of the world are wrong. Instead of reconsidering, the hostile person attempts to force or coerce the world to fit their view, even if ...