Anxiety is not a trait.

From OptimalScience
  • Neuroticism, a trans-diagnostic indicator of anxiety, is much more malleable than previously thought.
  • Barlow, D.H., Ellard, K.K., Sauer-Zavala, S., Bullis, J.R. and Carl, J.R., 2014. The origins of neuroticism. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9(5), pp.481-496.
  • Barlow, D.H., Sauer-Zavala, S., Carl, J.R., Bullis, J.R. and Ellard, K.K., 2014. The nature, diagnosis, and treatment of neuroticism: Back to the future. Clinical Psychological Science, 2(3), pp.344-365.