Negative Affectivity (NA; Neuroticism)
Susceptibility to negative affect. Individuals high on trait neuroticism, relative to those low on trait neuroticism, are more likely to have an aversive motivation system that appears to inhibit behaviour through negative affect. As such, individuals who are high on trait neuroticism are likely to be sensitive towards negative affect given their heightened reactivity towards punishments and threats.
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