The Type A personality can be hard to endure. They are often impatient, hostile, aggressive, constantly worrying about time, workaholics, perfectionists, demanding button pushers. They tend to thrive off of stress and are driven to set deadlines for themselves.
It has been said by psychologists that Type A personalities often suffer from low self-esteem which is considered to be the root of the problem.
Type A personalities being the button pushers that they are, tend to feel as if other people are against them. They feel an overwhelming desire to defend whatever it is that needs defending.
Because Type A personalities need things to be done a certain way they are very good at paying close attention to detail. They are often able to spot what they perceive to be as a weakness and use that to their full advantage. They know exactly what part of a person to pick at until they achieve browbeating someone into submission.
The Type A personality will use a variety of techniques to push your buttons. Here’s how you can tell if you are a button pusher.
Use Sarcasm. Do you find you that when you need to get your point across to someone who isn’t convinced of what you are saying, your tone of voice drips with sarcasm so the other person feels as if they are wrong or their opinion isn’t worthwhile? If so then you could very well be someone who likes to push buttons.
Taunting Others. Are you someone who feels the need to taunt others into debating with you on silly, pretentious, petty topics? Do you feel you have nothing to say unless it’s about something other people are offended by? Taunting or goading others into an argument is a sure sign of being a Type A button pusher.
Your Opinion is the Only Right One. Do you insert your opinion into every conversation because you think everyone else is off in left field somewhere, even though nobody asked your or cared what you thought? Have you ever turned a conversation about something technical into a discovery of what you think about the use and discovery of said technical gadget? Is it important to you for other people to know how you feel about life regardless of how someone else feels, at every social function you attend? Type A personalities typically dominate every conversation with their opinions.
Conversation Hog. When you talk to other people do you hog up the whole conversation talking about yourself or what you think, like, dislike or feel? Do people complain that you talk a lot and they can’t get a word in edgewise? Nothing irritates and bores people to death more than a person who is so obsessed with their self that everyone else is just a sounding board. It is essential to the button pusher to have complete control over their conversations.