Type A Behavior Pattern

The Type A behavior Pattern, as referred to in psychology, refers to a set of dominant behaviors and emotional reactions that include a high emphasis of competition, impatience, hostility and aggression. These are people who are extremely intense and driven to succeed. People who possess this personality type are at a higher risk of coronary heart disease, as well as other stress-related conditions, than other personality types.

See also: Type A Personality

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