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What is Neuroticism

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Is one of the Big Five higher-order personality traits in the study of psychology. Individuals who score high on neuroticism are more likely than average to be moody and to experience such feelings as anxiety, worry, fear, anger, frustration, envy, jealousy, guilt, depressed mood, and loneliness.
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Entrepreneurial Personality: To Be or Not to Be an Entrepreneur
Brizeida R. Hernández-Sánchez (Department of Social Psychology, University of Salamanca, Spain), Jose C. Sánchez-García (University of Salamanca, Spain), and Alexander Ward (University of Salamanca, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3473-1.ch098
Entrepreneurship as a research topic has been approached from different disciplines. After justifying the importance of its study, we define it as a process of discovery, assessment, and exploitation of opportunities. As part of this process, it also becomes important to study the person behind these actions. In fact, the personality approach is one of the most classic approaches in the study of entrepreneurship, albeit at same time one of the most controversial. This chapter summarizes relevant literature on personality traits and entrepreneurship, and differences are also established between broad traits (e.g., Big Five) and more specific traits (e.g., Opportunity Recognition or Locus of Control). Due to space constraints, this chapter does not do justice to all the existing developments that have analyzed the relationship between personality traits and entrepreneurship; however, it also includes a section dedicated to cognitive ability as a line of work that can complement the trait-based approach. The authors finalize this chapter with conclusions from the selected literature.
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Traits of Leaders and Active Listening: A Theory
Neuroticism is the opposite of emotional stability and neurotic people are quite likely to feel tense, sad, anxious and nervous.
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Personality Traits and Fans' Motives for Attention to Fictional Narratives
A tendency to be temperamental, often associated with greater worry, fear, frustration, anger, and anxiety. Its opposite is emotional stability.
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Personal Blogging: Individual Differences and Motivations
A personality trait on the Big Five personality inventory; individuals characterized as high on this trait tend to be emotionally unstable, anxious, insecure, and self-pitying while individuals characterized as low on this trait tend to be emotionally stable, calm, secure, and self-satisfied.
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The Imposter Phenomenon in the Medical Profession
A measure of one’s tendency towards negative emotions, including anxiety and depression.
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