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Chapter 1. Understanding Stress > Behavior Patterns

Behavior Patterns [*]

[*] Adapted from Type A Behavior and Your Heart, by Meyer Friedman & Ray H.Rosenman (New York: Fawcett Crest, 1974). Reproduced by permission.

(Check the column most descriptive of your behavior.)

  Usually Seldom
  1 2 3 4 5
1. Do you move, walk, eat rapidly?     
2. Do you feel impatience with the rate most events take place?     
3. Do you attempt to finish the sentences of persons speaking to you?     
4. Do you become irritated or even enraged when a car ahead in your lane runs at a pace you consider too slow?     
5. Do you find it uncomfortable to watch others perform tasks you know you can do faster?     
6. Do you find it difficult to be interested in others’ conversations if the subject is not of special interest to you?     
7. Do you feel vaguely guilty when you do nothing for several hours or several days?     
8. Do you schedule more than is possible to accomplish in a given time span?     
9. Do you believe that whatever your success may be, it is because of your ability to get things done faster than others?     
10. Do you frequently clench your fist or bang your hand on the table to confirm your point during conversation?     



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