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7 Stories That Will Speak To Every 'Type B' Person

Just ~chill~ out.
04/27/2016 12:08pm ET | Updated September 18, 2017

Do you consider yourself easy going and laid back? Then most people probably associate you with being “Type B.” Some of the personality traits include being more patient and relaxed, whereas Type A personalities are ambitious and competitive.

We rounded up a few of our most popular stories that will resonate with every Type B person, ranging from spot-on illustrations to expert interviews. Check them out below and celebrate living life on the B side:

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Some may see them as too laissez-faire or relaxed, but Type B individuals know that their laid back attitude is more of a strength than a weakness. It’s certainly a challenge trying to explain why Type B personalities behave the way that they do — especially in a world where a ton of people seem so Type A. Enter these spot-on pictures that capture what it’s like to be Type B way better than words could describe. They perfectly sum up what it means to have a laid-back personality.

Type Bs are slow to anger and experience less chronic stress, which is associated with better outcomes for just about every health complaint, from asthma to depression to Type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

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Don’t get us wrong. Type B folks aren’t lazy. They just know what’s important in life. A consistently unmade bed, scattered workspace and mail pile the size of a skyscraper can’t and won’t actually hurt anyone. Sound like you? We’ve got a few things you need for your home to keep the chill vibes going strong.

Type A personalities may grab a lot of the spotlight, but there’s definitely something to be said about having a Type B person in your corner. Type B folks get a bad reputation for being blasé, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Just as in the case of being Type A, there can be some serious perks to being on the B-side. Some of their hallmark traits include being more patient, collaborative, creative and they tend to be averse to aggressive conflict or stressful behavior.

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We all know the stereotypes about Type A personalities and Type B personalities. Type As tend to be more organized, while type Bs are often more relaxed. But what does that mean when it comes to day-to-day life? Well, we decided to imagine what a Type A’s closet would look like versus a Type B’s closet and the results made us LOL. At the end of the day, we believe that to each his or her own, but it’s always fun to look at the contrast.

JOÃO ROCHA

The world is full of many different kinds of people. But in some ways, it’s easiest to divide us into two specific groups: those who have 26,482 emails in their inbox, and those who bring their inbox counts to zero. It’s really that simple. And thanks to an incredible Tumblr from João Rocha, an art director in Lisbon, Portugal, we can see even more examples of totally different types of folks. Called “2 Kinds of People,” the Tumblr is essentially Type A vs. Type B personalities broken down into pretty illustrations Rocha draws himself.

Nobel Prize winner Edith Wharton once said, “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” This is an amazingly accurate description of the difference between Type A and Type B personalities. Type A personalities are the candles—and they’re usually burning at both ends. Type B personalities, on the other hand, put out every bit as much light; they just don’t get as much recognition for it.

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