Project: The lessons to be learned from happy neurotics
High scores on the neuroticism personality traits predict poor somatic and mental health and social and occupational dysfunction. Nonetheless, happy and high functioning neurotics do exist. Using complementary methodologies I aim to identify structural differences in happy neurotics’ social networks and daily patterned feelings, thoughts, wants and activities, compared to the typical vulnerable type. The study results may suggest potential strategies to influence and mitigate vulnerabilities associated with high neuroticism.