type E personality

type E personality

a term introduced by Harriet Braiker to describe professional women who fit neither type A nor type B personality categories but who have a marked sense of insecurity and strive to convince themselves that they are worthwhile. Type E women try to be "all things to all people," according to Braiker, and tend to suffer psychological strain. Also called adult ego state.

type E personality,

n a form of behavior associated with people who fit neither type A nor type B personality categories but who have a marked sense of insecurity and strive to convince themselves that they are worthwhile.