If 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.