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.
Last, sixth facet of neuroticism trait - Vulnerability.
This is a trait that dictionary defines as inability to withstand unfavourable, threatening conditions. Be it poor defense, inadequate security orto little self-confidence, perhaps even on the basis of learnt helplessness. Vulnerability can be total or very specific to conditions or affects (this is when we say "I have a hole in my armour", mine, for example is dying cats). Usually, when people believe that they are threatened aiming at their vulnerabilities, they respond with inadequately strong or aggressive behavior (based on thought, which is often inaccurate, that the price of loss is too big). Incorrect assessment of the situation and own capabilities to deal with it is often accompanied by the learned helplessness ("oh, it will not work anyway").
Low vulnerability score in NEO PI-R shows that you tend to assess your own ability to deal with difficult situations as strong and helpful. High score shows that you tend to be less resilient to the stress, have weaker skills to deal with it, have stronger tendency to be dependent, experience feelings of hopelessness or panic in unusual or critical situation.
High vulnerability score show tendency to assess danger better (earlier, wider, deeper) and will make sure to use protective measures. Such measures will not always be necessary, but hey, better safe than sorry. On the other hand, high vulnerability uses a lot of your energy and is a barrier to create warm, open and trusting relationship. If this is a problem, then first step would be to assess critically your catastrophe scenarios.
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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