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Whether you're an aggressive Type A, a passive Type B, or a repressed Type C, the way you act could have real health ramifications
If you regularly yell and shout when angry, chances are you’re a Type A personality
In 1959, a pair of researchers theorized that most people fall into one of two personality types (the stressed, overachieving Type A, or the easy-going, healthier Type B), and that those with a Type A personality could be at greater risk of heart disease.
Later, medical theorists expanded it to include an emotionally repressed, anxious Type C personality. As prominent as the ABC classification is, current research has not proved any link between personality characteristics and the risk of specific diseases.
However, your day-to-day behaviours do affect your well-being and chance of illness. Recognizing your emotional patterns within these classic personality types can help you to pinpoint and counteract your worst health habits.
Type A Characteristics: Impatient, perfectionist, competitive, quick to anger; also hard-working, ambitious, intrepid. Behaviours to watch for: Irregular sleep habits, skipping meals, alienation from friends and family, lack of recreational time.
Find balance: Schedule time for good health habits (including meal breaks, vacation weeks, exercise hours and short, daily “do-nothing” breaks); practise mental forgiveness techniques to let go of irritation toward others.
Type B Characteristics: Lax, occasionally unreliable, less motivated; also open-minded, relaxed, friendly, flexible. Behaviours to watch for: Brushing off symptoms of illness; not seeing a doctor for regular check-ups.
Find balance: Keep up with medical appointments (including eye exams and dental visits) whether you feel you need them or not.
Type C Characteristics: Introspective, unassertive, pessimistic, guarded; also astute, conscientious, thoughtful, kind. Behaviours to watch for: Neglecting your own health while taking care of others, holding on to resentment, excessive worry, self-medicating through smoking and other harmful substances.
Find balance: Practise visualization techniques to release anxiety, set aside personal time for self-care; use exercise and meditation to cope with negative emotion.