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Personality: How Do I Make Sense Of My Parent’s Personality?

dad photoIf you had to describe neuroticism would you be able to?

Could you identify it in your parents (mother or father)?

Understanding personality takes a lot of work, patience, and time. That’s why most people go to school to study it!

In today’s brief article (video), I will be discussing character traits in your parents that you may have concern about.


Neuroticism is a central piece of understanding personality traits. It can be shown or displayed “under” anger responses, generalized anxiety, self-consciousness or conscientiousness, obsessiveness, irritability and moodiness.

I like to think of neuroticism as being a foundational piece of personality. In other words, it is the foundation of the rest of our personality and may “hide” beneath a veneer of calmness, “togetherness,” smugness, and a reserved attitude.

When I worked in a mental health hospital/clinic in my city over 8 years ago I observed neuroticism in patients who showed symptoms of schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, and those diagnosed with personality disorders.

To learn more about this topic watch my most recent video here:

Personality: How Do I Make Sense Of My Parent’s Personality?

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC, is a licensed therapist and internationally certified trauma professional, in private practice, who specializes in working with children and adolescents who suffer from mood disorders, trauma, and disruptive behavioral disorders. She also provides international consultations and works with some young and older adults struggling with grief & loss or life transitions. Hill strives to help clients to realize and actualize their strengths in their home environments and in their relationships within the community. She credits her career passion to a “divine calling” and is internationally recognized for corresponding literary works as well as appearances on radio and other media platforms. She is an author, family consultant, Keynote speaker, and founder of Anchored Child & Family Counseling. Visit her at Anchored-In-Knowledge or Twitter and Youtube Youtube If you are interested in scheduling a telehealth family consultation, feel free to let me know. *Ms. Hill has moved all content to her other social media platforms. Take care!

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Hill, T. (2020). Personality: How Do I Make Sense Of My Parent’s Personality?. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 30, 2020, from


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