Low extraversion and high neuroticism as indices of genetic and environmental risk for social phobia, agoraphobia, and animal phobia.

@article{Bienvenu2007LowEA,
  title={Low extraversion and high neuroticism as indices of genetic and environmental risk for social phobia, agoraphobia, and animal phobia.},
  author={O. Joseph Bienvenu and John M. Hettema and Michael C. Neale and Carol A Prescott and Kenneth S. Kendler},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={164 11},
  pages={
          1714-21
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The authors examined the extent to which two major personality dimensions (extraversion and neuroticism) index the genetic and environmental risk for three phobias (social phobia, agoraphobia, and animal phobia) in twins ascertained from a large, population-based registry. METHOD Lifetime phobias and personality traits were assessed through diagnostic interview and self-report questionnaire, respectively, in 7,800 twins from female-female, male-male, and opposite-sex pairs. Sex… 

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