11 Signs You’re Too Type A In Your Relationship

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Type A people are incredibly goal-oriented and hardworking, and usually super successful as a result. It's these go-getter traits that get them ahead in life and help them to scoop up promotions and climb corporate ladders. But when it comes to dating, it is possible to be too Type A in your relationship.

Even though there are tons of benefits associated with Type A personalities, there are downsides, too. According to WebMD, the definition of Type A is someone who's competitive, impatient, and uptight. And when applied to a relationship, those traits can easily create a situation that's unfair and unbalanced.

"Type A individuals are usually tremendously goal-oriented and generally love to stay on top of everything, but their need for perfection really puts pressure on their relationships," Jane Reardon, LA-based licensed therapist and founder of RxBreakup app, tells Bustle. And while being Type A doesn't mean it's impossible to have a healthy relationship, this is something to watch out for.

If these types of Type A traits sound familiar to you, it can help to balance them out with healthier habits. Below, experts point out the ways it can affect dating, as well as what you can do about it.