What’s your Neurotype? Type 1A

by | Oct 29, 2019

Neurotype 1A Neurological overview:


Needs to be the leader, high self-esteem, seeks out conflicts, strong but non-adjustable personality, will do everything to win in any situation and losing will ruin their day.

Dopamine sensitive – Goal oriented, high self-esteem, seek to win (to get pleasure), loves to take risks, needs to be in charge

Low(er) serotonin vs. dopaminergic activity – A higher conversion of dopamine to adrenaline makes them more aggressive, irritable, and very driven. This also means they can’t tolerate a lot of volume because they will easily deplete dopamine.

Higher GABA – Black or white personality … there are no grey zones. It’s all or nothing. Not good at adjusting to various people or situations. Like a bull in a china shop.

Lower acetylcholine – Motor skills are not as good, cannot tolerate lots of volume because of a higher risk of dopamine depletion, don’t need as much variation in training, memory and recall not as good as other types.

Low glutamate – Very low level of empathy, don’t care about hurting people’s feelings, very tough against failure (if not affected, will just power through), doesn’t lose confidence easily.

Personality characteristics:

  • Confident
  • High self-esteem
  • Always want to be the leader
  • Take up a lot of space
  • Talkative, loud
  • Will do anything to win
  • Very competitive
  • Charismatic
  • Risk takers
  • Argumentative
  • Need to be right
  • Impulsive
  • Don’t do well with authority
  • Intense
  • Burn the candle at both ends
  • Grinders
  • Impatient
  • Break rules
  • Perform well under pressure
  • Resilient to stress
  • Extroverted
  • Novelty seekers
  • Goal-driven
  • Need to see results quickly
  • Addictive personality
  • Low empathy
  • Doesn’t care what others think of him/her

 

Training specifics:

  • Heavy lifting, neurological work, need the nervous system to be firing
  • Doesn’t do well with mind-muscle connection or pump work
  • Cannot tolerate a lot of volume or variety per session (low acetylcholine)
  • Needs intensity
  • Motivated by lifting heavier weight and “winning” the workout
  • Build muscle by getting stronger
  • Recovers well from heavy, neurological work as long as volume is managed (high GABA)

 

Sport preference:

  • Powerlifting
  • NFL linemen or linebackers
  • Strongman
  • Any position requiring brute force and strength

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