What’s the difference between normal and neurotic worrying?

Neurotic, a favorite word of psychologists, is a term that can lead to some confusion. From a Self-Coaching perspective neurotic worry-anxiety is based on insecurity-driven, emotional “fictions” rather than on objective facts. ● Neurotic worry-anxiety is exaggerated, ruminative, and disproportionate to a real or imagined threat (the “what-ifs,” etc.). ● “Normal,” non-insecurity driven worry-anxiety is a proportionate reaction to a factual threat (impending surgery, loss of a job, upcoming blizzard, etc.).

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