While every entrepreneur is unique and no one fits into one of two distinct categories all the time, you can see some clear divisions between what we consider the two types of entrepreneurs: Type A and Type B.
The personalities types of entrepreneurs tend to be somewhat predictable because of the uncommon nature of the work–not just anyone is willing to take on 60 hour weeks and the level of drive and determination most entrepreneurs show.
On one side, there are Type A entrepreneurs, exhibiting Type A personality traits (impatience, organization skills, status-conscious, anxious, perfectionist tendencies). On the other side, there are Type B entrepreneurs (steady workers, slow pace, low stress, patient, creative).
While the two types of entrepreneurs can work together with great results because each complements what the other lacks, it can also be beneficial to get two similar entrepreneurs together. A Type A entrepreneur enjoys working with another person who places importance on punctuality, deadlines, and a brisk pace. A Type B entrepreneur likes to work with other Type Bs because it’s less stressful to work with someone who enjoys lengthy brainstorming and isn’t focused on deadlines or working uncommonly fast.
Look at the photos below to see if you’re really a Type A or a Type B entrepreneur.
Ahh, no missed notifications glaring at you in red and making you feel like you’re constantly in last place of some important notification-clearing race. You can’t stand unread emails and you’ll mark them as read just to get them off your home screen and out of your life.
Sweet, there’s like 32,000 new email notifications on here! That’s got to be a new record. You wonder how high it can go, so you don’t dare clear the notifications and you never open or delete emails that don’t interest you. You just sort of collect them.
Your desk reflects your personality, and yours is organized and functional. It says a lot about the way you do business. In your opinion, it’s more logical to keep your desk tidy because you know where everything is, it looks more appealing, and it doesn’t distract you from getting things done.
True or false: There are more important things than messy desks in life. If you don’t mind waves of disorganized papers strewn about, old coffee cups, strange boxes and a collective 2-3 boxes worth of paper clips on your desk, you’re likely to just enjoy going with the flow and getting around to cleaning up when you get around to it.
You’re organized and you operate best when you’ve got time to plan and schedule things ahead of time. You don’t like acting under pressure. Creating careful plans is part of what makes you a successful entrepreneur and people rely on you to always have a plan.
You know there are things you have to get to at some point, you just aren’t sure when. Or where. Somehow, you always pull through at the last minute – you could say you thrive under pressure. You don’t need an organized calendar to remind you that your daughter’s dance class is Wednesday…or is it Thursday?