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Day 6: Type A Personalities and Pain

Today Jon talks with Dr. Rick Scott about Type A personality characteristics, their childhood origins, and the consequences of avoiding difficult emotions.

After watching today’s video or listening to the audio version, scroll down below and complete the rest of today’s assignment. Questions or comments? See our support email at the bottom of the page.

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Audio Soundtrack


Jon talks with Dr. Rick Scott; topics covered include:

  • The origins of the Type A personality

  • Key Type A personality characteristics

  • The consequences of avoiding difficult emotions

Journaling Assignment

Negative Writing (on a piece of paper you will rip up and throw away afterwards): Take 5 minutes to do “negative writing” – Just write down all of the negative thoughts you have that cause you anxiety, and when you are done, rip up the piece of paper

Questions for your journal (write in your journal, which you will keep):

  • How would you describe the personalities of your parents, and how are you similar?

  • Do (or did) your parents suffer from pain? Are there any similarities in comparing your experience to theirs?

  • On a 1-10 scale (10 being worst) how would you rate your pain today?

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