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Updated May 09, 2013

Definition: An enduring tendency to experience negative emotional states, such as anxiety, anger, guilt and depression. Those who score high on neuroticism scales are more likely than average to respond poorly to stress and to interpret situations as threatening or hopelessly difficult.

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