Neurotic People Have A Surprising Mental Advantage

Posted on October 13, 2015

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High levels of creativity may go hand-in-hand with neuroticism, a new study finds.

According to neuroscientists, neurotic people have high activity in part of the medial prefrontal cortex. This area is also important in self-generated thoughts.

This area of the brain which is linked to creativity also has the tendency to over-think things and worry.

According to Dr Adam Perkins, "This could mean that for specific neural reasons, high scorers on neuroticism have a highly active imagination, which acts as a built-in threat generator.”

Recent findings show how neuroticism could also have positive aspects.

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Category(s):Anxiety, Personality problems

Source material from Psy Blog

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