Neuroticism and Introversion: The Personality Predispositions to develop Depression


  • Saba Riaz MS Scholar, Department of Psychology, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Dr Fatima Khurram Bukhari 2Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
  • Arif Nadeem Lecturer, Department of Applied Psychology, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.



Neuroticism, Introversion, Depression, Pearson's Correlation, Regression Analysis


The previous research studies claimed that there is a relationship between personality predispositions and affective disorders like depression. Personality traits like neuroticism and introversion are considered as a vulnerable factors for the development of depression. Therefore, the aim of this research study was to investigate that whether personality traits like introversion and neuroticisms are linked to depression. The researcher recruited a sample size of 200 university students who were studying in Islamia University Bahawalpur, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, and Women University Bahawalpur. Beck depression inventory (BDI), Introversion scale and Neuroticism dimension included in an inventory which was used to measure depression, introversion and neuroticism respectively. Statistical analysis included descriptive statistics, Pearson’s correlation, regression analysis and an independent sample t-tests. The results revealed that there was a positive significant relationship between neuroticism, introversion personality traits and depression. The introversion and neuroticism personality traits significantly predicted depression.


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How to Cite

Riaz, S. ., Bukhari , D. F. K., & Nadeem , A. . (2021). Neuroticism and Introversion: The Personality Predispositions to develop Depression. Journal of Professional & Applied Psychology, 2(2), 102–109.