Type A people possess some wonderful qualities, but have you know that they are intense in everything they do. Think, Belle from “Beauty and the Beast”, Sheldon from “Big Band Theory”, Monica from “Friends”, or Mitchell, Clair and Jay from “Modern Family”. Dating a type A can be challenging. They bring an intensity to the table like nonother. But don’t be put off, a relationship with them can be one of the most rewarding and exciting! But before you start testing out the waters, these are the things to know before dating a type a personality.
1. They’re organized to a T.
Type A personalities like to have their ducks in a row, both figuratively and literally. They like to schedule things in a timely manner and know ahead of time what they need to do. For the most part, they are not huge fans of changes in plans and like to know how things are likely going to play out. Don’t try to surprise them with big events, you’ll most likely be let down by their reaction as they really don’t enjoy surprises. Type A personalities like to know what is going on and, for the most part, what is going to happen next.
2. They can be perceived as aggressive.
Even though most type A personalities wouldn’t hurt a fly, they do give off an aggressive vibe. They are competitive and will take on any challenge, that is as long as they can expect themselves to win. And when they don’t win, they can be quite the sore loser. Don’t crush their spirit by beating them at everything they do… if necessary, let them win from time to time.
3. Their career is very important.
They’ve probably chosen a life where work takes up a lot of their time… and they love every minute of it. They don’t mind spending extra hours at the office to get ahead and do their work perfectly. It runs in their blood to work their hardest and do their best. Their careers keep them motivated in life. Don’t be upset if they choose an evening in the office over happy hour with you.
4. They strive to finish tasks efficiently and effectively.
Type A personalities set themselves objectives in just about everything they do… even when it’s not necessary. It’s important for them to feel like they have goals and things in life to work towards. For them, quickly achieving a set objective correctly or crossing things off a list is like a mini orgasm.
5. They’re not fans of having to wait.
Don’t make someone with a Type A personality wait for a long time. They will leave you in the dust and go on to something more important. They never have time to waste!
6. Relaxing doesn’t come easy to them.
Your definition of relaxation will most likely be very different from theirs. Type A personalities don’t have the patience to sit on the couch and watch a movie. Don’t feel bothered if they are checking their work email or working on something else during the movie. They literally just can’t sit still.
7. Physical activity is a must.
On the other hand, participating in physical activity is more like relaxing to them. This is the way they disconnect and relax. Whether it be hiking, tennis or boxing, type A personalities need to get their heart rate up and break a sweat.
8. You will never see anyone multitask better than someone who has type A personality.
It may seem like they’re not listening to you, but they can accurately read their emails and carry on a conversation with you at the same time. It may seem unnatural to you, but it comes so easily to them it’s insane.
9. They are passionate souls.
The emotion and passion that type A personalities have can be reflected in everything they do and all the relationships they have. They take matters to heart and honestly care about everyone and everything.
10. They have high expectations for themselves.
No one is harder on a person with type A personality than themselves. They dwell on the things they do and go over them in their heads time and time again wondering if they said or did the right thing. They’re quite susceptible to to stress and sometimes need to be reassured in their decisions or actions.