Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A condition of exalted or perverted nervous or psychic action.
- n. The quality or state of being neurotic
- n. a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
- neurotic + -ism (Wiktionary)
“Change in neuroticism tied to mortality rates, researcher says”
“PERLS: Some of the things that they have in common that absolutely add years instead of subtracting those years would be that they tend to have a personality where they're low in one domain of personality testing called neuroticism, meaning that they have these personalities where they're happy go lucky.”
“PERLS: Well some of the things that they have in common that actually add years instead of subtracting those years would be that they tend to have a personality where they're low in one domain of personality testing called neuroticism, meaning that they have these personalities where they're happy-go-lucky, they have a good sense of humor, they're optimistic.”
“Interestingly, although people with varying levels of some personality traits, such as neuroticism, agreeableness and conscientiousness, intermarry at a seemingly random rate, high-sensation seekers - as well as those on the low end of the sensation-seeking scale - tend to pick similarly arousable people as mates.”
“This may cause a hysterical fit that turns into physical symptoms such as neuroticism, panic”
“The study of people who took GlaxoSmithKline's Paxil, known generically as paroxetine, suggests the drug may treat factors such as neuroticism that make a person more likely to be depressed in the first place.”
“For instance, guess which states are the highest-scoring states in 'neuroticism'.”
“Taking my own highly scientific survey of my immediate cluster of video gaming family members, I come up with an average age of 34.8, about 60% of whom are at least moderately overweight and 80% of whom are pretty well off their rockers (although scoring higher in the study's "neuroticism" and "psychoticism" demographics than we do with "depression" -- but with .2 years still to go, there is still a chance we will make it).”
“Assessing personality measures such as neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness [”
“As Maj, a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Naples, wrote, "bereavement-related depression is significantly less likely than other loss-related depression to be associated with treatment seeking and substantial functional impairment, and is marked by significantly lower levels of neuroticism and guilt.”
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