Dilemmas and Definitions of the Hybrid Personality Type "AB": Juggling One's Go-Getter Type A and Mellow Type B Traits


 If indeed it is possible and common to be both—to be a "Type AB" personality, can these opposite traits be reconciled, mutually compensatory or complementary, harmonized and/or integrated, for example, in one or more of the ways our individual and collective competitive and cooperative tendencies, traits and behaviors can and are?

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Dilemmas and Definitions of the Hybrid Personality Type

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Type B: Merely "Not-Type A", or the "Opposite of Type A"?

To intelligently consider whether or not Type A and Type B "personalities" can be blended or otherwise co-exist as a Type AB, whether simultaneously or sequentially, it is crucial to define and otherwise understand both of them and their psychological, physiological and social dynamics. The presumption seems to be that each of us is supposed to always be and have either and only a "Type A", or a "Type B" personality—not both, comparable to "X" and "not-X". The stereotypes and dichotomy suggest a stark opposition, as the comparative lists (below) of contrasting Type A and Type B traits (eclectically, illustratively compiled, refined and inferred from various sources) suggests.

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Michael Moffa
Michael Moffa
Michael Moffa, writer for Recruiter.com, is a former editor and writer with China Daily News, Hong Kong edition and Editor-in-chief, Business Insight Japan Magazine, Tokyo; he has also been a columnist with one of Japan's national newspapers, The Daily Yomiuri, and a university lecturer (critical thinking and philosophy) in Canada, China and Japan.
Dilemmas and Definitions of the Hybrid Personality Type "AB": Juggling One's Go-Getter Type A and Mellow Type B Traits