I have done a fair amount of research on personality traits/types. Determining the traits of my family, friends and co-workers has helped me communicate with them in a way that suits their personality.
Due to the limitations of space for this article, I will focus on the two major personality types: A and B. Some studies break them down further into four dimensions: assertive, amiable, expressive and analytical.
A rather brief description of type A personalities is as follows:
They are generally overly concerned about time; they feel guilty when they are not doing “something.”
They are obsessed with achievement; they are often overachievers. They get involved in many activities and want to perform well at all.
They experience lots of stress. They often become overwhelmed by what they have to do. The tasks are usually a long list they planned for themselves.
They are very competitive. They love challenges, but they hate to lose.