type a or type b

I met with another recruiter this morning, as sort of a prep for an interview I have tomorrow afternoon. If having two recruiters is wrong… well, I don’t want to be right. They’re both super awesome in their own accord, and I’m just not telling either one of them about each other. Until one of them reads this and then they battle it out with pugel sticks.

Recruiter #2 wanted to call my references, mainly to reassure her I was awesome even though I haven’t been working since October. (I interviewed with an HR lady yesterday that said she didn’t care about something like that. So, who knows.) Something that my references reported back to Recruiter #2? That while I may appear very laid back, I’m still aggressive in sales. My old manager (the awesome one that passed away; not the giant sized douche one) used to say that to me all the time, and I always shrugged it off. I know I get the job done, and just because I don’t run around like a chicken with my head cut off doesn’t mean I’m not concerned.

So, I came home and did some research. I’m good like that. I found this information:

Type A

Type B

 

 

Impatience

Patient

Has trouble relaxing

Relaxes easily

Aggressive

Easy-going, mellow

Has a “short fuse”

May avoid confrontation

May get upset over small things

Not quick to anger

Competitive, achievement-oriented

 

Time urgency (interrupts others, becomes frustrated while waiting in line)

 

It’s kind of informative in a very nerdy way.

I’ve determined I’m an easy-going Type A that doesn’t really enjoy confrontation. I don’t even know if that’s possible, but I definitely don’t completely fall in to either one of those catagories.

2 Comments

  1. i’m pretty much the same. i’m the most impatient person ever, but partly it’s because i’m an expert at relaxing and want to get my responsibilities taken care of so i can get to that. i resent when other things get in the way of it.

  2. Regina

    Remember that these are evaluations of personality “types” that don’t take into account learned behavior (perhaps you’ve learned that the best way for you to accomplish a task is to remove stress or pressure surrounding the task so you have more energy for the task. That’s wise. It also doesn’t take into account learning differences someone might have. Or personality “disorders” that change the ways they react to situations. And, of course, it’s always better to be balanced. :)

    Personally, I think you adapt well to different situations, learn from those situations, and don’t discard information. I think you’re swell.

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