Neuroticism (from the Greek. neuron - live, nerve) is a personality variable in the Eysenck’s PEN model of personality. Eysenck believed that biological factors, such as cortical arousal and hormone levels influence personality dimensions. The highly reactive peripheral nervous system causes the irritablity and nervousness. Such people have increased number of somatic complaints (headache, sleep disturbances, tendency to mood swings, anxiety, feelings and fears). They also develop emotional instability, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Neurotic people are restless and anxious.
The concept of “emotional stability” is viewed differently by many scientists such as L. Abolin (1987), M. Dyachenko and V. Ponomarenko (1990). Some authors consider emotional stability as “stability of emotions” rather than resistance of a person to emotional reactions. At the same time, “stability of emotions” means emotional stability and the absence of mood swings. However, most scientists suggest that it is not productive to combine such different phenomena in the concept of “emotional stability.”
L. Badanina (1996) describes the emotional instability as an integrative personality trait including proneness to emotional imbalance, anxiety, frustration, fear,neuroticism.
Test for Emotional Resilience (Neuroticism) will help you determine how your emotional stability.
Psychological test «Emotional stability» from section «Psychology of Emotions» contains 33 questions