neurotic


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neurotic

1. of, relating to, or afflicted by neurosis
2. a person who is afflicted with a neurosis or who tends to be emotionally unstable or unusually anxious
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Well, then go for a mate who is conscientious and, perhaps, also neurotic, suggests a new study.
Normal consumers spend less than they earn and save for future purchases they cannot afford in the present, while neurotic shoppers spend an excessive amount of time shopping, often not buying anything," said Albanese.
A new theory suggests that neurotic misery and imagination go hand in hand.
Men with neurotic personality traits are having fewer children compared to previous generations, according to the study.
We might want to have more of these neurotic people on our team because they are the people putting in the effort.
It takes a very brave, courageous person, and I'm too neurotic.
REGULAR sex can save the relationships of neurotic couples, a study has suggested.
Its known that people who are neurotic tend to be tense, anxious, and prone to depression and are more likely to smoke and be in poorer health than people who are not neurotic, BBC radio reported.
Karen Horney's (1945) well known triad of neurotic attitudes--moving toward, away, and against others--has proved a useful rubric for explaining a variety of human behavior and relationships, including interactions between married couples (Horwitz, 1994; Lyon 1991), parents and children (Feiring, 1984), clients and therapists (Zimmerman, 1956), group therapy members (Maiello, 1996), and employer and employees (Allcorn, 1992).
BEAUTY Keira Knightley has branded her fellow actresses neurotic.
The narrator is a 17-year-old named Cassie, who has watched her mother break up her family because of her devotion to a neurotic but genius violinist/composer.
Ego was": a neurotic in its bedroom/frightened to be the warden/of all the mountains in China.