Anxiety Makes Neurotic People Afraid to Take Action

A study from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania found that neurotic people do not view taking action as a positive step, unlike emotionally stable people. “People who are less emotionally stable have less positive attitudes toward action, and more positive attitudes toward inaction,” the authors write. The researchers think that by learning to value action, neurotic people may be able to change their own anxiety-influenced negative behaviors. An example of this would be dealing proactively with stress rather than withdrawing from it. The study authors conclude that “increasing exposure to action may be sufficient to combat tendencies to avoid proactive behavior.”

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