neurotic personality

neurotic personality

[nə′räd·ik ‚pər·sə′nal·əd·ē]
(psychology)
An individual who exhibits symptoms or manifestations intermediate between normal character traits and true neurotic features.
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Some factors also negatively influence the process, such as the form of administration (too fast or too slow dose reduction), the presence of medical pathologies, poisons, life stressors, previous neurotic personality, and poor social support, among others (Dupont, 1990).
The patients with higher neurotic personality, anxiety and depression scores were found to have poorer quality of life.
Thus, future studies are needed to explain the role of cultural variables in association between social support, neurotic personality, and PMS.
As neurotic personality leads toward negative affect causing depression, anxiety and low self-esteem (Carver, Sutton, and Scheier, 2000).
This is in agreement with the present results and at the same time asserts that patients with cardiac diseases have neurotic personality traits.
Prior researchers have found that neurotic personality characteristics are closely related to negative emotions after a disaster (Lawrence, Fauerbach, Heinberg, & Doctor, 2004; O'Toole, Marshall, Schureck, & Dobson, 1998).
Cohassey dubs Grace "a high-strung neurotic personality" (85) and holds her responsible for Hemingway's coming into adulthood with "little interest in politics" (103).
Influenced by the environmentalist social science of the day, theorists such as Karen Horney (1937) in The Neurotic Personality of Our Time began to examine how culture shaped personality (Gilkeson, 2010).
Patients can be genetically more likely to develop neurotic personality traits, while severe illness or abuse during childhood can erode perceptions of control in adulthood, he said.
The lead author recommended further studies to find out if interventions such as medications or lifestyle changes could lower AD risk in people with neurotic personality styles.
Men with neurotic personality traits are having fewer children compared to previous generations, according to the study.
Moreover, given that individuals with greater levels of neuroticism may be more aware of death, addressing existential concerns may come to be an important focus of treatment for individuals with higher levels of neurotic personality traits.