Examples Of Personality And Motivation In Sports Performance

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Personality & Motivation in sports performance Personality Definition According to Weinberg & Gould (1999) personality is “The characteristics or blend of characteristics that make a person unique.” Types of personality Type A These individuals tend to be very competitive and self-critical. They strive to achieve their goals without having a sense of joy in their efforts or accomplishments. Usually related to this there is a presence of a significant life imbalance which is characterised by a high work involvement. These individuals are easily wound up and usually over react to things. Therefore, they also usually have a high blood pressure. Type A personalities experience a constant sense of urgency and seem to be in a constant struggle against the clock. Often, they become impatient with delays and unproductive time and try to do more than one thing at a time. A Type A personality example would be Joey Barton. He is very competitive when he plays football and tends to get wound up easily and so shows characteristics of being Type A. Type B Type B personality generally live at a lower stress level and typically work at a constant level, whilst enjoying their achievements. However, they do not become stressed when they do not achieve. When faced with competition this type of person does not mind losing and will either enjoy the game or back down. Sometimes though they can be too relaxed and so lack that drive to reach their potential. A sporting example of Type B
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