Personality factors and stress

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·      Type A personality always seem to be struggling to gain more. Friedman identified 3 characteristics of type A personality. 1) competitive 2) impatient 3) hostility and aggression.

·      Type B personality is categorized as very patient, and easy going from day to day life. This means they are less stressed, and less likely to develop contonary heart problems or stress related illnesses.

·      Friedman et al conducted a study where he looked at 3000 men aged 39 – 59 and measured them for any evidence of contonary heart disease aswell as assessing their personality types. The interview was conducted in a way that would antagonize the participant


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