When asked about how to distinguish between a patient in a mental hospital and a doctor, a psychiatrist replied that it was probably only by the apron, but it was not a very sure method, because the apron was easy to pull out. In fact, we are all a bit crazy. And most of us are more or less neurotic.

Neuroticism is also called emotional sensitivity

It is the opposite of stability and emotional balance. Neurotic people strongly experience negative emotions such as sadness, anxiety or Depression. Neurotics often experience anxiety and have difficulty coping with stressful situations that they experience as difficult and threatening. They are characterized by a lack of confidence in themselves and their abilities, constant uncertainty as to whether they are sufficient.

Neurotics are strongly concerned about the assessment of others, while being strict with themselves. They often over-criticise themselves while striving for perfection. Neurotics often worry about themselves and their life, are rarely satisfied with it and inform people close to them about it. They also tend to exaggerate the situation and remember it for a long time. They often remember their failures and find it difficult to get out of states of sadness and dissatisfaction. Neurotics often do not know how to take their experiences into account. They are sensitive about themselves and many everyday situations refer to themselves, perceive them as criticism or evaluation.

What is a neurotic person like?

Neurotic people often show their negative emotions, which can be difficult for their loved ones. They need to be taken care of and accepted. They need to be close to their loved ones and to be assured of love or friendship. Neurotic people are often afraid of abandoning a relationship, so they can be possessive or overly jealous of their partners. Many neurotic people need constant affirmation and admiration from those around them, and can be overly focused on themselves and discussing their problems.


Where does neuroticism come from?

Neuroticism can be genetic. Such people are emotionally changeable and more sensitive since birth. Neuroticism can also be the result of upbringing and character. However, most often it is the result of interaction between the environment and genetic equipment.

How to deal with neuroticism?

One way to deal with a severe emotional state can be meditation and relaxation, which will help soothe your nerves and calm down. A similar function can be performed by Schultz’s autogenic training, which helps to relax the body and take thoughts away from our worries. It is also worth trying yoga, which affects not only the body, but also mood. Good advice for a neurotic is to express your emotions and not to suffocate them within yourself. Often neurotic people need to cry and tell their experiences to a loved one. However, if we cannot find such a person in our surroundings or all other ways have not brought the desired effect, then it is worth to use the help of a Psychotherapist, who will help us cope with our low mood and Depression.

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Everyone sometimes seems to be down in the mouth. Nobody feels like a dog with a two tails for 24 hours a day. And there is nothing wrong with that! As a therapist I help others understand and deal with their emotions. It's a difficult process but worth the effort. I'm a great listener so maybe that's why my patients like me so much. I am the outdoor type of person. For the most weekends I'm taking care of my garden. Being among nature make me feel on cloud nine.

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