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Overcoming Anxiety, Second Edition by O. Joseph Bienvenu, Joni E. Johnston

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CHAPTER10

Personality Traits and Anxiety

In This Chapter

  • How personality experts view personality traits
  • Defining the “anxiety-prone personality”
  • Finding out whether you’re a highly sensitive person
  • Discovering strategies for tackling perfectionism and the need for approval
  • Learning how to gracefully handle criticism

Considerable research suggests that certain personality traits and anxiety often go hand in hand. Personality traits—unique patterns of relating to the world around you—are thought to emerge from genetic predispositions, life experiences, and learning. Depending on the circumstances, personality traits can be helpful or a burden. ...

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