Due to the well established nature of the Big Five personality traits, there has been extensive research into the potential impact for those who score highly on those such as Neuroticism. However, less research has been conducted into the psychological processes that underlie this particular trait. This recent BPS article explores recent research to this end, focusing on the ‘mental noise hypothesis’.

Trait Neuroticism As “Mental Noise” – Neurotic People Have Noisier, More Chaotic Minds, Say Researchers

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