Type B Personality People - Slackers?
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I’m not really one to categorize; however, I’ve been labeled a “Type A” person quite often, especially by one of my coworkers. She loves to say how I’m Type A, like it’s a bad thing, and how Type B people are better and “more relaxed”. I don’t really think people fall into one category or another, just like I don’t believe in the “soft sciences” of psychology and psychiatry or made up illnesses, such as ADHD or fibromyalgia. In this article I discuss my observations of the people that make fun of Type A people and proudly claim to be Type B.
Victims of Circumstance
Type B people are full of excuses and are victims of circumstance. Here’s a sample of things I heard:
- I didn’t work out today because so-and-so called and wouldn’t hang up the phone
- I failed to get an A in school because the student next to me talked too much
- I got caught up with that TV show last night and forgot to take out the trash
Type A people don’t make excuses. They take responsibility for their actions and control their circumstances as much as possible.
Type B = Slacker. Sure, if you don’t set aggressive goals and hold yourself accountable, it’s easy to be “relaxed”. Type A people make a difference in this world because they work hard at achieving their desires. Type B people relax, watch, and criticize Type A people.
Talkers, Not Doers
I have a philosophy that there are “those that do and those that talk”. Type B people are talkers, not doers. Type A people set goals, come up with a plan, and execute the plan, all the while overcoming obstacles. Type B people daydream and wonder why all the talk never amounted to much.
Fear of Commitment
Type B people can’t commit to anything. A commitment is against their mantra (relaxation). Examples of Type B people’s fear of commitments:
- Can’t decide what to major on in college, so spend 7 years of a Type A person’s money on a 4 year degree
- Can’t decide on a profession, so constantly switch jobs, always starting over at the bottom
- Can’t commit to hardly any dates or plans in the future, because “something might come up”
Type A people decide, commit, and succeed!
Type B people are chronically late. They always have a “valid” reason for their lateness. This relates to them being victims of circumstance. Type A people are rarely ever late.
Are you Type A or Type B? If you're seething now and criticizing my article, you're more than likely Type B. Also, a good indicator is if you’ve talked about writing an article for years, yet have never done it, you're Type B. Type A people just do it and deal with the consequences of our actions. Type B people prefer inaction. Ever wonder why an “A” is considered better than a “B”???