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EMOTIONAL STABILITY

Emotional stability is the ability to maintain emotional balance in stressful circumstances.

Mendel, depending on your genetics and other factors, you are more likely than average to be emotionally stable.

Genetic variants analyzed

115

Genetic variants with positive effect

50

Genetic variants with negative effect

50

Genetic variants without effect

15

Genes analyzed

XKR6  L3MBTL2  CHADL  SLC6A4  PTPRF  ANO4  SNAP25  CHMP4B  LINC00529-201  AL353595.1  SBF2  CELF4  PAFAH1B1  LINC01811  AL391117.1  LINGO1  RABGAP1L  CHMP3  RASSF1  STAB1  HIST1H2BC  ASCC3  TMEM106B  LMTK2  FAM120A  LRP4  DRD2  DCAF5  CSNK1G1  ZNF646  ZCCHC14  MAPT-AS1  AATK  BAIAP2  TCF4  ZC3H7B  CACNA1E  LINC00461  ERI1  XKR6  LINGO2  

Most of the traits that define our psychology are influenced by many different factors, including genetics, lifestyle and environment.

Contribution of genetics

Contribution of other factors

What is Emotional Stability?

Emotional stability is the trait that determines the way you react to stimuli, especially those that generate anxiety, anger or sadness.
you react to stimuli, especially those that generate anxiety, anger or sadness. In fact, one of the main traits that characterize Emotional Stability is sensitivity, that is, the ease with which you respond or not to emotions such as discomfort or panic. On the other hand, this trait also encompasses the time it takes you to recover emotionally from the aforementioned anxiety.

Thus, your emotional stability depends on the predisposition of your DNA and other factors such as environment and lived experiences. For this reason, although genetically you have a greater or lesser tendency to be emotionally stable, it is not uncommon for this to vary depending on the experiences you have had and the stress you are going through at any given time.

What does Emotional Stability say about me?

Resistant

Insurance

Genetically you define yourself as a confident person and capable of managing your emotions in a positive way. This helps you to remain calm in difficult situations, both professionally and personally, and not get carried away by negative feelings. Thus, people with a high score in emotional stability tend to be calmer and less likely to feel tense or nervous.

External factors

Levels of emotional stability – neuroticism are relatively stable from adolescence/early adulthood onwards and, in general, this trait is influenced by environmental factors that occur in childhood. However, certain factors in your life today may tip the balance toward one pole or the other.

Age

In general terms, emotional stability increases with age.

Critical events

Exposure to very stressful or negative events, such as having experienced a traffic accident, natural disaster or having suffered some type of abuse in childhood, decreases the predisposition to emotional stability.

Family environment

Growing up in an environment in which safe and healthy relationships with parents, family members and peers predominate enhances the predisposition to emotional stability.

Health

Perceived health is a factor that can influence levels of emotional stability; in particular, suffering from some type of chronic pain is associated with scores on this trait closer to the neuroticism pole.

Did you know?

In 2015 Perkins proposed the “daydreaming” hypothesis. According to this model, people with lower levels of emotional stability and higher levels of neuroticism are more creative and have a more vivid imagination. Historical figures such as Van Gogh, Darwin or Virginia Wolf had innately high tendencies towards neuroticism.

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Luciano, M. (2017). El análisis de asociación en más de 329.000 individuos identifica 116 variantes independientes que influyen en el neuroticismo.
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