A Type A personality can become more Type B.

A Type B personality is associated with laid-back behavior, in contrast with a Type A personality, which is considered hyper-organized. You might want to change some of your habits to reflect a Type B personality if you are trying to become more relaxed or fit in with acquaintances who have a more laid-back approach to life. By giving up control of some things and accepting that you cannot keep everything in life organized, you can be more relaxed and stress-free.

Alter one habit in your day-to-day routine to make you gradually become more open to change. If you have a hard time with this, start small, so the change can be as subtle as changing the wrist you wear your watch on.

Put yourself in situations you may not normally find yourself in. If you are usually a project leader at work or school, volunteer to take a side role and let someone else be in charge. If you always drive when you and your friends go out, let someone else take the wheel.

Let someone else plan an event that you are attending. If there is a party or dinner coming up, let relatives or friends plan it, and be content to show up as strictly a guest.

Take regular breaks if you are working on a project. A Type A personality tends to work straight up to a deadline, but a Type B personality will stop to rest, have a snack or get some fresh air.

Take a moment to enjoy and reflect on personal achievements. Type A personalities will often focus more on the work leading up to an achievement and not take the time to appreciate reaching their goal once a job is finished.

Take failure in stride. Type A personalities will sometimes become stressed out about even minor setbacks. To be more like a Type B personality, try to move forward from a failure or mistake without being too self-critical.


  • Although taking chances is a good idea, never put yourself in a situation where you feel unsafe.