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8 Type A Personality Motivators that You Need to Know

8 Type A Personality Motivators that You Need to Know

Updated on Sep 14, 2022 | Published on Sep 13, 2022

Reviewed by Dr. Nereida Gonzalez-Berrios, MD , Certified Psychiatrist

8 Type A Personality Motivators that You Need to Know

Do you want to explore the type A personality motivators in-depth?

Well, if you have a person in your life with Type A personality traits, that’s a great idea. If you know their motivators, you can easily trigger them to work harder and get the best out of them.

Like most human beings, type As can’t deny some attractive offers… yes, even if they’re so confident, you can exercise some power over them with good deals.

So, let’s know about them all here…

Type A Personality Motivators

If anyone tries to use or direct Type A people, they easily get offended and react negatively. So, it becomes hard to deal with them, especially in the workplace.

However, if one of your subordinates is a type A, you can’t let them run wild on their own. If you use what motivates them to work harder and dedicate themselves to the appointed task, you can easily get the best out of them.

C’mon, let’s dig deeper!

1. More and timely income

People with Type A personality types work until they drop. It’s all because they want to be compensated rightfully. They’re extremely conscious about their responsibilities like bills, loved ones’ health, the standard of living, etc.

They always stay updated on their work and hope that their employers will also update their money on time.

However, they don’t stop just at a better income. They’ll always try harder and push themselves to earn a bit more every day. Their thirst for improving themselves and their paycheck never ends.  

2. Greater opportunities

Individuals with type A personality profiles are fixated on better opportunities. They’re growth-oriented so they just can’t stand anything that stunts their growth.

For instance, type A employees always give their best in the workplace. But, when they can’t find any chance of getting a raise or a better position despite their extreme dedication, they seek newer opportunities. They look around for businesses that’ll recognize their efforts and let them grow.

For that, they increase their qualifications, learn new skills, and strive harder in every other way possible to become capable of something better.

3. Independent working style

A-types dread the thought of working in a team as a team member and being led around by someone else. They know they’re a one-man army and can do better without others’ guidance.

They also don’t like to stay in teams because their pace is much higher than others. Further, they often pull all-nighters and complete their tasks before others. They dislike that they need to coordinate with others because hardly anyone is as fast as them.

So, they always feel more enthusiastic about independent projects and perform better alone. They’ll gladly take any project by themselves and hand it over in time.

4. Exciting challenges

A-types love to take great risks. For instance, they get bored of the same task easily. Since they dislike doing the same thing on a role, they’re always out to find something new to do.

In their workplace, they always thrive in positions where they’ll experience new challenges every day. If their position doesn’t allow that, they take a higher risk, i.e., aim to get a more exciting job or get promoted to a challenging position.

They’ll do anything and everything to get rid of the boredom of a tedious and repetitive task. It’s also because they work with extreme passion… but boring and monotonous tasks need muscle memory and not passion.

5. Attractive risk-to-reward ratio

Though type As thrive on risks, it’s not like they’re fools that jump on any opportunity at the drop of a hat. They’re very meticulous and aware of the things they chase in life.

For instance, they’ll only take risks that have good outcomes. Of course, you might say that you can’t judge what will happen on the other side of the risk.

However, type As don’t judge risks based on that. Rather, they check the ratio of reward to risk. If they lose much less than the said reward, only then do they chase these risks. If the reward and risks are equal or the risk is more than the reward, they never try those out.

For the same reason,  they also make great entrepreneurs.

6. Deadlines

A-types are well-known for their time-management skills. It’s not that they love tight schedules and deadlines, but it’s so challenging for them. They feel refreshed whenever they’re given a new task with tight timing because they get to test their limits.

They love to break their own records and become their best version. Of course, they have some tricks to make this happen almost every time by eating, walking, and talking fast. They even give much less time to their personal and social life to reach these goals.

They’re known for their punctuality and are always picked for the tougher tasks.

7. Achievements

Type As dream to achieve big during every step of their life. They hope to be at the top in the near future and that’s their driving force. They can work passionately because they want to taste how it feels to be at the pinnacle.

Moreover, achievements will bring them new opportunities, recognition, and rewards in the form of bonus, promotion, and even salary raise. They can make their other dreams come true with money (reward) and they feel satisfied with their achievements.

8. Leadership positions

People with Type A personality profiles possess impeccable management, administrative, and delegation skills. They know exactly how to control their subordinates and increase their productivity.

Their keen observation skills help them appoint the perfect person in the right position. They score others strictly and judge their skills with sharp senses. They make the most out of everyone’s qualities.

However, they don’t like their authority to be questioned. They don’t even let others argue or put forth a different opinion.

They like to lead and direct others. Their ego and stubborn attitude doesn’t allow them to consider others’ ideas even if they’re right.

A word from ThePleasantPersonality

Remember, type As don’t like to be bossed around. So, once you appoint them the tasks and put the motivators on the table, let them work on their own.

If you allow them to work independently and refrain from intruding in their space, you’ll get the best results at the earliest. Otherwise, they can get irritated and the quality of their work might decline.

Moreover, don’t try to use the motivators against them. Or else you might lose a valuable and skilled performer and achiever from your team or business. 

Article Sources


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