Definitions

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  • n. The quality or state of being neurotic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A condition of exalted or perverted nervous or psychic action.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

neurotic +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Change in neuroticism tied to mortality rates, researcher says

    April 16th, 2007

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Feb 21, 2005

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Nov 17, 2004

  • 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.

    Evolutionary psychology explores ancient and newer roots of instinctual fears

  • This may cause a hysterical fit that turns into physical symptoms such as neuroticism, panic

    Yemen Observer

  • 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.

    China Post Online - Taiwan , News , Taiwan newspaper

  • For instance, guess which states are the highest-scoring states in 'neuroticism'.

    Vanishing American

  • 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).

    Jared Gardner: Video Gamers at the End of History

  • Assessing personality measures such as neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness [

    Journal of Medical Internet Research

  • 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."

    Robert David Jaffee: Aggrieved Over Grief As A Diagnosis In DSM

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