Why Being "Neurotic" Is Actually A Good Thing

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We all have those people in our lives who we lovingly (or otherwise) refer to as “neurotic.” But, what does that really mean? Although many use the word to describe someone who is particular about things or perhaps just tightly wound, “neurotic” is actually a clinical term. Apparently, people with neuroticism are characterized by a tendency to “respond with negative emotions to threat, frustration, or loss.”

By that definition, of course, all of us are probably pretty neurotic. But, as the folks at The Huffington Post point out, all that anxiety and negativity can be a good thing: The site's rounded up the habits of so-called “healthy neurotics,” bionic individuals who’ve figured out how to transform their tension into positivity. Click through to see how your neuroticism can actually make you way more successful. (The Huffington Post)