Type A Time Urgency:
Impatient, hurries, under pressure, prompt and often early for appointments, watches clock, walk/talk/eat rapidly, does multiple activities simultaneously, lives in the future/always planning, feel that 'there's never enough time'.
Hates delays:Irritable, restless with other's pace, high impatience at having to wait for someone, rage at having to wait in line, detests waisting time, drives over the speed limit, evades red lights, is 'hard on equipment,' always underestimates the time a job will take.
Competitive, 'must win,' reluctant to share power/control/delegate, takes on more and more work, pursue more challenging tasks, makes bets, finds competitive aspect of all activities, plays hard as works, detests losing, plays to win even against children/friends, sets higher goals for self, challenging, concerned with getting and having rather than being, hard driving
Aggressive, ambitious, gets higher grades/income, measures everything in numbers/dollars, attributes success to own speed, Dominates conversations, emphasizes words in speech, finishes other's speeches, interrupts speakers, dislikes small talk, Continual emergency reaction.
over-working gorging on high-fat foods overuse of stimulants low levels of exercise high alcohol intake smoking no time for self care works during vacations over-plan vacation's activities works in bed inability to relax/be unproductive fails to notice beauty/scenery/'smell the flowers' overschedule themselves overcommitted guilt over relaxing always works more than eight hours a day sits on edge of chairs make fists clench jaws taps fingers jiggles legs rapid blinks never still
Constant struggle for control/avoiding helplessness inihibited need for power perfectionistic demand continuous self-improvement demand excellence in every area always seeking to improve efficiency underestimate own achievements more disappointment and self-doubt
negative cynical critical ruthless in self-reproach self-examining
recreation only with friends from work better communication at work than at home organized hobbies work as a substitute for intimate contacts reading is all work related work late more than peers do when awakened thoughts go to work live by deadlines and quotas creates unnecessary deadlines
relaxes readily focuses on the quality of their life paces themselves easygoing 'one day at a time' less ambitious lower incomes/grades less irritable
Source: The Clinician's Thesaurus 3 - The Guide Book for Wording Psychological Reports and Other Evaluations, Third Edition, Revised, Edward L. Zuckerman, Ph. D.
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