Neuroticism is a personality disorder that is characterized by anxiety and mood swings. People with neuroticism are often difficult to deal with, and they have a hard time maintaining stable relationships.

  • He has a lot of anxiety, and he often has mood swings.

  • She is very neurotic, and she has a hard time maintaining stable relationships.

Definition of neuroticism


a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction


neurosis, psychoneurosis

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