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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-03-2016, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Our own personality type and our choice of breed

I belong to another forum for a different breed. It's interesting to see the difference between the two. I love both of them. I would have to say that there are a lot more Type B personalities with the other breed. And that breed would probably be a type B personality of they had them for dogs. The people are more laid back and I don't ever remember there being any real debates about anything.


I took a personality test, https://www.buzzfeed.com/perpetua/ar...5VP#.vh40EnB02 just for fun, not my first, I've a degree in psychology so it's always been of interest to me. I came out as higher in A type personality, with some B traits, which I expected.


I've been wondering if working dogs tend to be owned more by Type A personalities than Type B. Do Type B personalities have more difficulty with working breeds if they've not been raised with them (which would skewer their behavior with the dogs if they'd been taught how to handle them). Are the most successful people who work with their working dogs Type A? Or do as many Type B have working dogs and are successful with them?
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Interesting test. This was my result:

"Type A. You have a tendency to be a workaholic, and focus a lot on attaining status. You care a lot about managing your time, and don’t have much patience for people who aren’t as organized as you."

Yeah, relatively accurate. I wouldn't say I care much about status, but I do care about the personal satisfaction that comes from achievement, and I'm a total workaholic. I don't have much patience for humans, period. Don't mess with my time, and that includes annoying me or making demands of me (different from a request!) during my off hours, because said off hours are so precious and few. My base personality (I know technically that's temperament but I just can't say that with a straight face anymore) is to be introverted, stubborn, impatient, and perfectionist, but my level of patience has just plummeted as I've gotten older. It's pretty much come down to, "I'm too old for this stuff." The only exception has been with pets; I have found that I have seemingly endless patience and willingness to try with animals.

I don't really know if this forum would consider me a good measuring stick for a type A person being successful with a working dog, though. I'd call our level of training casual compared with some of the great work that people I know offline and people on this forum are doing with their GSDs.
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Type B, and for German Shepherds mine are pretty laid back. Unless they see a ball, leash or I start to pack up the camper for a trip...

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post #4 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-03-2016, 08:02 PM
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That could be why we are so intense here.
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post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-03-2016, 08:44 PM
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Lol! I noticed quite a few similarities with myself and my gsd!
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post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-03-2016, 09:26 PM
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I got type A, no surprise. Both my GSD's fit the personality too, both are/were very intense in different ways. Most of it sounds right except I could care less about status. Personal achievement is very important, can't stand unorganized people in most situations. Not sure about A's or B's being more successful training working dogs, I guess it depends on what type of training. IPO/Schutzhund I'd say type A would be better, most of the trainers/breeders I know that make a living off dog training are no doubt type A but there are a few type B's that are also good handlers too.

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post #7 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-03-2016, 09:50 PM
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That was a fun quizI got type A which surprised me.I think of myself as more of a B with A tendencies.I'm only high energy in short spurts.My dogs are medium energy.

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My test came back with a "B" personality would think it's pretty accurate. I do have some A traits.
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I'm curious if being an owner of a certain breed of dog changes your personality type.
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post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-03-2016, 11:43 PM
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I came up as type B but I knew I would. Then I did the test for my boy. He came up as more type A. ??????? Must be the B in me that is keeping the A in him quiet.

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