[noo-rot-uh-siz-uh m, nyoo-]
- the state of having traits or symptoms characteristic of neurosis.
Origin of neuroticism
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Examples from the Web for neuroticism
In men, but not women, neuroticism was positively correlated and masculinity negatively correlated with crying.Why Do We Cry?
January 10, 2013
Wilson found that the risk of death doubled in those with a neuroticism score in the top 10 percent.How to Live Forever
July 29, 2009
- a personality trait characterized by instability, anxiety, aggression, etc
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Word Origin and History for neuroticism
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