ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

All You Need To Know About Your Personality

Updated on April 6, 2013

You have heard of Type A and Type B personalities in casual conversations. Some people have categorized themselves as a Type A or Type B. But did you know that there are 4 types of personalities? These 4 traits can solve most health conundrums if we delve deeper into them. Sue Varma, a psychiatrist discussed the types of personalities in the form of a quiz. The people will be given questions and they will rate their answers. The viewers will use a 5 point scale where 1 is strongly disagree, 3 is neutral, and 5 is strongly agree. For the first type which is A, here are the statements:

1. I eat meals quickly.

2. My kitchen or desk is organized.

3. I get impatient and angry in traffic.

If you answered mostly 4 or 5, the you have a Type A personality. People who fall into this category are ambitious, impulsive, compulsive, competitive. These are moguls and surgeons. One example would be the character Meryl Streep portrayed in The Devil Wears Prada. They are neat. They talk, walk, and eat fast. They commonly suffer from gastric ulcers and they tend to overeat that's why they often have higher body masses. They suffer headaches, asthma. They are known for being conscientious, neurotic. They also have the longest life span. The next set of statements are:

1. I'd rather be home alone than be with my friends.

2. I pay bills right away.

3. I enjoy planning events.

If your answers are mostly ones, then you have a Type B personality. These people are even-tempered, easy going, not driven by time pressure, bring relaxation, and are laid back. Musicians are usually in this category. An example would be Phoebe from the hit sitcom Friends. These people tend to underestimate risks, cheerful, and have the shortest lifespan. This is due to the fact that they can't cope when things fall apart. The next statements are:

1. I am unlikely to confront someone if he hurts my feelings.

2. I am relieved when plans are cancelled.

3. I put others first.

If the answers are mostly 5, then you have a Type C personality. These people avoid confrontation. They are analytical, pleases people all the time. Librarians and accountants are in this category. An example would be Rose, a character from the Golden Girls. They are shy and usually suffer from viral infections. They suppress their emotions and this leads to consumption of alcohol or food. They are eager to please other people. Most of them avoid going to the doctor. The next set of statements are:

1. If I see someone I know, I usually say hi first.

2. I look forward to family events such as Thanksgiving dinner.

3. I'm usually happy.

If the answers are close to ones, then you have a Type D personality. These people are indecisive, irritable, possess a negative attitude. They avoid social interaction. They are at risk of cardiovascular problems.

Dr. Oz illustrated how these different personalities cope with stress. people who are under types A, B, C can cope much better because their emotions come in many forms. The body is able to cope and nothing is damaged. Whereas the people who are considered Type D, they are unable to cope with the pressure because they have a bad mood all the time. They can't vent their emotions and they are awkward in social events. These can create inflammation in the body. We can change our personalities according to Varma. This is because there are 3 ways to alter our personalities. These are thoughts, emotions, and behavior. If we change one of them, then all the rest will follow. If we change our perception, everything will change.

Who would've thought that our personalities can make or break our system? These personalities can help solve our health problems. If we change our perception, then it would've saved us trips to the doctor. Everything should be done in perspective. We just have to find balance in everything that we do.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)