Type A Characteristics
Research has suggested individuals that fit these characteristics is at greater risk for hypertension, and coronary heart disease. Subsequent studies have shown the effect to be most due to the tendency toward anger and hostility. If these are not evident, the health effect is not as great. Still, individuals with these characteristics tend to become overprogrammed and may be at risk for excessive stress.
There has been considerable research on the behavioral characteristics and health effects of Type A behavior. Interested readers are encouraged to seek out further information from these or other sources.
- Rosenman, R., and Friedman, M. (1974). Type A behavior and Your Heart, New York: Fawcett.Publishers.
- Cooper, K.H. (1997). Can Stress Heal? Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.