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Synonyms for neuroticism

a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction

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I prefer when I'm talking to people about neuroticism to avoid the clearly pejorative nature of the term itself to talk about highly, perhaps overly, sensitive individuals," he said.
Hopefully our theory will also stimulate new research as it provides us with a straightforward unifying framework to tie together the creative aspects of neuroticism with its emotional aspects.
Support for the idea that neuroticism is associated with creativity has come from brain scan studies highlighting neural circuits.
HI: The participants in the no-crimes group will have significantly lower rates of neuroticism, alcohol consumption, and illicit drug use as well as higher rates of conscientiousness and agreeableness compared to the participants in the moderate-crimes and substantial-crimes groups.
Neuroticism contrasts emotional stability and characterizes individuals as tense, anxious, nervous and emotional (De Feyter, Caers, Vigna and Berings, 2012).
Their results showed that neuroticism has significant relationship with job exhaustion and its aspects.
Morey and Zanarini (2000) showed that high levels of neuroticism are characteristic for individuals with BPD; Samuel and Widigcr (2008) reported that all six facets of neuroticism (anxiety, hostility, depressiveness, self-consciousness, impulsiveness, and vulnerability) are significantly correlated with BPD features.
The five factors include neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness, and conscientiousness.
Using Facebook postings of 75,000 volunteers, Schwartz and his colleagues analyzed 700 million words, phrases and topics and noticed there were patterns of words psychologists associate with the five traits that describe human personality: openness, extraversion, neuroticism, conscientiousness and agreeableness.
HAPPY HEART, HAPPY HEAD It seems being crazy in love stops you from being, er, crazy as scientists find it lowers anxiety and neuroticism.
Thus, given the same degree of vision loss, people high and low in neuroticism might vary substantially in their reporting of functional vision.
Chowdury (2008) in his findings asserted that there were positive and significant relationships between a student's overall score and openness, conscientiousness, agreeableness and neuroticism.
Although the cross-sectional design of the study did not allow for causal conclusions or for the measurement of a third causative variable such as neuroticism, the authors concluded that their data were important, because "adequate coping strategies, social support, and the ability to deal with stress can reduce the perceived illness stigma and its serious consequences for patients with SLE.
The software develops a personality profile based on a person's most recent few hundred or thousand Twitter updates and then scores the 'big five' traits namely, extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism and openness to experience.
Regression results demonstrated that lower religiosity, more favourable attitudes toward birth control, lower neuroticism, and greater parent-child sexual communication predicted comfort in purchasing condoms.