Severe Anxiety Disorder and Introversion Abstract Research has shown some relationship between some measures of anxiety disorders (general anxiety, phobias) and certain personality traits (shyness, introversion). Severe anxiety disorders if left undiagnosed and untreated can lead to extreme isolation, life disruption, and suicide attempts. Identifying traits that are strongly related to anxiety allows for easier identification of symptoms and intervention in severe disorders. This study compared anxiety and extroversion/introversion scores from the Beck Anxiety Inventory and the Big Five Inventory respectively. Results reveal a positive correlation between anxiety and introversion. This relationship has implications for early diagnosis,...The end:
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