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Table 2 Percentage of physicians who identify with personalities and links to perceived performance

From: How physicians identify with predetermined personalities and links to perceived performance and wellness outcomes: a cross-sectional study

How physicians describe themselves
  Responses Report this personality* Do not report this personality† Report a combination of personalities N (%)
N N (%) N (%)
Workaholic 1150 615 (53) 318 (28) Workaholic and Type A 228 (19) All three traits 227 (19)
Type A 1148 715 (62) 204 (18) Type A and control freak 116 (10) None of the three traits 238 (21)
Control freak 1149 409 (36) 474 (41) Workaholic and control freak 25 (2)   
How physicians view the personalities in terms of professional performance
  Responses Feel it makes one a better doctor‡ Do not feel it makes one a better doctor§ Report this personality and feel it makes one a better doctor Do not report this personality but feel it makes one a better doctor Correlations between reporting the personality (or not) and feeling it makes one a better doctor (or not)
N N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) (p value)
Workaholic 1132 418 (37) 433 (38) 328/602 (55) 40/307 (13) .504 (<0.001)
Type A 1130 586 (52) 258 (23) 507/705 (72) 17/194 (9) .605 (<0.001)
Control freak 1131 205 (18) 651 (58) 162/402 (40) 21/455 (5) .571 (<0.001)
  1. *Strongly agree or agree with the statement: “It is accurate to say I am somewhat of a…”
  2. †Strongly disagree or disagree with the statement: “It is accurate to say I am somewhat of a…”
  3. ‡Strongly agree or agree with the statement: “ Having this trait makes one a better doctor”
  4. §Strongly disagree or disagree with the statement: “ Having this trait makes one a better doctor”