Glossary / Lexicon
Neurotic anxiety refers to anxiety that occurs when one is repeatedly prevented from expressing one's ID impulses according to Freud. The abnormal fear of freedom that results in a person living a life that minimizes personal choice. It is an anxiety that is out of proportion to a particular event. It is usually an indication that an individual is not living authentically and may fail to make choices and assume responsibility. Moreover, Neurotic anxiety is anxiety that stems from the fear that a person's ID impulses will be expressed unchecked, thus resulting in trouble.