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People with the healthiest personality types have these three qualities

"In the end, the psychologists and the students were in agreement that the emotionally healthy person possesses three particular traits:

"They are open to feelings, embrace positive emotions and are straightforward.

"They’re also low in neuroticism ― no big surprise there."

[huffpost.com]

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I have similar reactions as everyone here. The article seems to imply that anyone who doesn't embody these traits isn't as healthy; I say, screw that. The bigger problem I feel is when people feel less than adequate because they don't "measure up" -- articles like this feed into that. Particularly in regards to neuroticism. Also, the traits seem pretty generalized -- everyone has varying degrees, it's not all black and white.

bleurowz Level 8 Dec 25, 2018
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@citronella READ THIS please. ....that's me direct not coy ....romantic not neurotic .....assertive not depressed .....VISIONARY not compartmentalizing empathic not insensitive .....trusting not suspicious ....giving not rapacious. ...rational NOT A BELIEVER. ...Atheist not agnostic

GreenAtheist Level 8 Dec 21, 2018
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And then there's this.

[bigperspectives.com]

RhondaShotwell Level 5 Dec 21, 2018
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I prefer this one. This is me smile002.gif

@MsDemeanour Me too!

Yes!

With the exception of routinely employing the full vulgar spectrum of my vocabulary, I fall within those parameters.

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I am open to feelings, embrace positive emotions and am straightforward. But I have anxiety after being raped.

"Neuroticism is one of the 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."

LiterateHiker Level 8 Dec 21, 2018
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Most sorry (literally tears in my eyes) you experienced that life changing event. I know many who carry deep emotional scars from similar events.

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By that definition most of those peopple who are mentallly/developmentally disabled qualify. I agree.

Silver1wun Level 7 Dec 20, 2018
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Welp, I'm screwed.

Paul4747 Level 7 Dec 20, 2018
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😋🤓😉

hippydog Level 7 Dec 20, 2018
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That was only two.

godef Level 7 Dec 20, 2018
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Only Three?

MrTallman Level 7 Dec 20, 2018
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I agree with the authors, and feel like the changes in my life are quite representative of choosing those qualities just because they seem to work. Seems like I tried everything else under the sun first.

alliwant Level 6 Dec 20, 2018
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Choosing your actions and positive vibes works.

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I was doing quite well in that I'm open to feelings, embrace positive emotions, and am straightforward. Then came a curve ball, a forth condition: low neuroticism. smile003.gif

TheAstroChuck Level 8 Dec 20, 2018
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Don't worry, anyone who takes advice like this seriously is profoundly neurotic, whether they show it to the outside world or not.

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Sounds like me...smile001.gif

Cutiebeauty Level 9 Dec 20, 2018
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I admire George Costanza's (read Larry David's) neuroticism, although I am not neurotic myself.

Skeptic66 Level 7 Dec 20, 2018
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Good time, not long time.

maturin1919 Level 7 Dec 20, 2018
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I will just settle for who I am. No labels. No borders.

GuyKeith Level 8 Dec 20, 2018
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