neurotic personality


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neurotic personality

Etymology: Gk, neuron, nerve, osis, condition; L, personalis, of a person
a disposition characterized by traits and tendencies that increase the likelihood of a specific neurotic behavior. For example, the orderly, cautious, meticulous person may be prone to development of an obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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