Are neurotics special in their characters?

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Aria84, May 27, 2010.

  1. Aria84 Registered Senior Member

    Does becoming neurotic needs a special kind of personality?
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  3. mathman Valued Senior Member

    No. Most people are neurotic to some degree - it is hard to avoid.
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  5. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

    We are all neurotic

    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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  7. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

    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. :shrug:
  8. mathman Valued Senior Member

    Neurotics are (generally) not psychopaths.
  9. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

    can you please give a fairly benign example. I have a hard time believing I'm neurotic.
  10. Doreen Valued Senior Member

    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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