I decided to write a bit more about the personality traits - I keep writing about the NEO PI-R inventory and the research using it. So my plan is to write about all thirty facets and five big traits that this inventory reports.
Second facet of neuroticism trait - angry hostility.
One of the less frequently mentioned, but still a very important, with a socio-cultural twist. We are often taught not to be angry, because it is not nice, not polite - we learn to swallow the anger, which is really harmful to our physical health. It is also harmful to our mental health, because we fail to use the fantastic source of energy.
So, high score of angry hostility in NEO PI-R results shows the tendency to feel anger, frustration, bitterness. IT is important to stress that it shows _readiness_ to feel anger - whether the anger will actually be shown, depends on the score of Agreeableness. This is exactly where the "twist" is - if you do not allow yourself to feel anger, you push this wonderful energy away from the sight. Good idea is not to deny yourself to feel anger, but to learn expressing this anger in most productive ways (where yelling and hitting people is not a productive way). Positive aspects of high score - you have a great source of energy. Negative - if you never stopped to learn acceptable anger expressions, then you instantly waste this energy, besides, you bear the consequences of your behavior through behavior of other people they choose in return to your actions.
Low angry hostility score show likely tendency to be careless and have a low tendency to get angry. Positive side of this score is significantly less stress on your nervous system, more freedom to choose whether you want to react to something or not. Negative aspect - you may simply lack energy for some projects and activities.
It is not surprising that high angry hostility is a valuable trait for people who work in different enforcement positions. If you need to display a very strong and decisive position - then you cannot really have any doubts. Low score is beneficial to the positions that require an amazing level of patience - call centers or any other positions that have responsibility of accepting complaints, for example.
My name is Monika, I am psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, counsel and teach.
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