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    Question Are neurotics special in their characters?

    Does becoming neurotic needs a special kind of personality?

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    No. Most people are neurotic to some degree - it is hard to avoid.

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    Cool We are all neurotic

    Quote Originally Posted by Aria84

    Does becoming neurotic needs a special kind of personality?
    To take Mathman's point a bit further, I hold with Freud insofar as neurosis is part of the human condition. Neurosis derives from ongoing conflict between instinctive inclination and civilized obligation. We are all neurotic in some context; the main question is at what point the symptoms of that conflict transgress into dysfunction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aria84 View Post
    Does becoming neurotic needs a special kind of personality?
    psychopaths have a 17% reduction in their amygdala. They equate to about 1 in 100 people. Only a small amount kill. Those that do kill appear to have a problem sending and receiving information from their small amygdala and their forebrain.

    Psychopaths with small amygdala and normally connected forebrains seem to be at east screwing someone out of their life savings but probably wouldn't go so far as to murder them. These sort of people are often smarter than normal with no scruples. Probably a lot of bankers have atrophied amygdala.

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    Neurotics are (generally) not psychopaths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathman View Post
    No. Most people are neurotic to some degree - it is hard to avoid.
    can you please give a fairly benign example. I have a hard time believing I'm neurotic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orleander View Post
    can you please give a fairly benign example. I have a hard time believing I'm neurotic.
    Do you worry about what people think of you? Does this ever - I mean ever - keep you from doing something you would like to do? Note: it should be something generally considered moral.

    IOW some legal act that some upstanding citizens openly engage in, but you hesitate because of what people might think.

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