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Q: Can a person be Type A and still have RS characteristics?

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Yes. Remember KSMs do not perfectly try to identify who a person is, that would require too much information. The KSMs are simply looking to see if a person is dominantly more Type A or Type C based upon the number of RS/LS characteristics they have. Since no one is perfect, everyone will most likely have both LS and RS characteristics. However, the more LS than RS characteristics a person has the greater likelihood that person is a Type A.

Note: Some characteristics are more critical than others in indicating if a person is Type A or Type C.

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Q: How can I use KSMs in life to identify people?

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When talking to people you can ask them simple questions which reflect core KSM characteristics. Control is a one of these core KSMs, questions related to it could include:

1. Do you like to be told exactly what to do? (Can indicate if they like to feel controlled)
2. If you had no rules in your life what would you do differently? (Can indicate if they feel they are currently being controlled)
3. Do you believe in chance or luck? (Can indicate if they feel like they have control over their own lives)

Another way is to observe actions a person does which reflect KSM characteristics such as:

1. Do they pre-plan things?
2. Do they make a lot of rules?
3. Do they worry a lot?

With a few simple questions and observation of a person we can quickly identify if a person is more Type A or Type C. By identifying the type of person they are most like we can know all the other characteristics they most likely have.

Note: KSMs do not perfectly identify who a person is, but sees if a person has more characteristics of a Type A or Type C person

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Q: Can KSMs only be used to identify people? What about organizations?

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From Who Is On My Molecule (WIOMM) we learn that an environment is the reflection of a person. By using the KSMs on environments such as religions, countries, businesses, families, or teams we can see if the environment is more Type A or Type C. If an environment reflects LS characteristics it is more likely to have Type A people within it and vice versa for RS characteristics.

An example could be a country. If a country has characteristics of a controlling government, poor economics and a poor educational system the environment would most likely have many other RS characteristics and therefore the people within that country would most likely be more Type C than Type A.

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