Doctors More Neurotic, Less Open Than Patients, Surveys Find

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ngd-Maybe this has something to do with the appalling work processes that doctors have to operate under in order to work at all…

Personality data may have clinical implications for doctor-patient relationships.

Doctors may be more neurotic than both patients and the general population, according to two nationally representative Australian surveys.

When it comes to the “Big Five” personality traits, doctors were also significantly more agreeable, conscientious, and extroverted than both the general population and patients, according to Mehdi Ammi, PhD, health economist of Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada, and the University of Queensland, in Australia, and coauthors.

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