Neuroticism (English: neuroticism, also translated as emotional instability ) is a basic personality trait in psychological research. People with high scores on the emotional instability test are more likely to be emotional, fluctuating, and more often have the following emotions: anxiety, worry, fear, anger, frustration, envy, jealousy, guilt/guilt, depression, And loneliness. They are less resistant to stress and may interpret normal situations as threats and small setbacks as desperate difficulties. They are usually self-centred/self-conceited and shy, and may have difficulty controlling impulses and delaying the time for their desires/needs to be satisfied English: delayed gratification.

Highly neurotic people, their qualities in life is possible in the future to develop into many common mental disorders, such as depression, phobias (phobia), panic disorder (panic disorder), other anxiety disorders group (anxiety disorders), and substance use disorders (substance use disorder) – these symptoms are often known as neurosis (neuroses).

Emotional instability is related to low emotional quotient (EQ), including emotional regulation, low motivation and interpersonal skills.

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