Character traits linking to Anxiety

Posted on September 4, 2018

People who are both introverted and emotionally unstable have a higher risk of facing anxiety. Some symptoms of an introverted individual include often keeping to themselves and choosing to be in a more quiet and calming environment. People who are emotionally unstable may also show signs of sadness, feel annoyed easily, and being very self-conscious.

Emotional instability and introversion can react together to generate anxiety issues. People as such tend to focus more on the negative rather than the positive aspect of things, such as when things do not go their way or when their plans fail. Hence, focusing on issues at hand over the benefits will lead to one feeling more nervous. They are also less likely to seek help from others due to their tendency to keep to themselves, therefore the lack of clinical intervention and support from people around them allows anxiety to brew.

Highly introverted and emotionally unstable individuals are more likely to experience negative mental health effects, more oblivious to good opportunities, more accepting towards punishment and stand a higher risk of anxiety. However, introversion and emotional instability on their own do not lead to any detrimental anxiety issues. Hence for example if an individual is emotionally unstable but extroverted, he or she might still possess a more optimistic mindset which neutralizes the possibility of anxiety. This also applies to introverted individuals who are emotionally stable.


Category(s):Antisocial personality, Anxiety, Health Psychology, Personality problems

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