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Type A Anonymous

Maria Konnikova sizes up the old saw: “I’m a little Type A.”

American film director and career perfectionist Stanley Kubrick looking through a movie camera.

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On The Gist, we take a closer look at Type A. Is it real? How is it measured? Can it get you out of a ticket for aggressive driving? We get answers from Maria Konnikova, writer for the New Yorker and author of The Confidence Game. For the Spiel, Rudy’s lies matter.

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