People show one of two different types of behavior when they are stressed.
The type A pattern of behavior is typified by competitiveness, a sense of time urgency, and feelings of anger and hostility.
The type-B pattern of behavior is characterized by a low level of competitiveness, low preoccupation with time issues, and a generally easygoing attitude.
People respond to stress quickly and aggressively.
People who are type A tend to act in ways that increase the likelihood that they will experience stress.
They seek jobs that put a lot of demands on them.
People with a type-B pattern of behavior get stressed more slowly than people with a type-A pattern of behavior.
There is some evidence that people with Type-A behavior patterns are more prone to stress-related diseases than people with Type-Bs.
Chapter 19 has answers and explanations.
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