Ever been called a worrywart? An over-thinker? Well, this new psychology suggest it it might actually be that you are a more creative person. Researchers at King’s College in London made the connection between anxiety and a stronger imagination.
"Cheerful, happy-go-lucky people by definition do not brood about problems and so must be at a disadvantage when problem-solving compared to a more neurotic person.
This could mean that for specific neural reasons, high scorers on neuroticism have a highly active imagination, which acts as a built-in threat generator.”
said Dr. Adam Perkins, an expert in Neurobiology of Personality
Let me try to relate this a little better:
"In a sense, worry is the mother of invention. When you think about it, it makes sense. Many of our greatest breakthroughs through the years were a result of worry. Nuclear power? Worry over energy. Advanced weapons? Worry of invasion. Medical breakthroughs? Worry over illness and death.”
So, even though some nights I stay up paralyze with my decisions who knows...that worry could end up leading to getting a Noble Prize.