Science is usually right about a lot of things. The invention of Xanax helps me cope with the shakes and tremors I get on Sunday nights from the combination of hangover and alcohol withdrawal. I wouldn’t be able to sleep without it. And airplanes. Airplanes are pretty tight.
But every once in a while, Science gets it wrong. Oh, they’ll tell you they’re right, and that the Science behind it is sound, but you take one look and say, “Nope.” Today is one of those days. Here’s Psych Central:
A loving, romantic relationship can have a positive, stabilizing effect on a neurotic personality, according to a new study, published in the online edition of the Journal of Personality.
Let me say to this: NUHUH. Hell Fucking No. Not A Chance. Shut Up, Science.
Maybe it’s good for them in the short term, but I have to imagine the ensuing anger and resentment you develop over time because your significant other can never get through cooking dinner without trying to stab herself tends to offset the love you share.
Then you breakup and it’s back to neurotic square one. Seriously, does this sound like someone you should try to date?
Neurotic people are rather anxious, insecure, and easily annoyed. They have a tendency towards depression, often show low self-esteem and tend to be generally dissatisfied with their lives.
Yea, let’s just all line up to spend the rest of our lives with them. If you did, what would happen?
The scientists found that, while in a romantic relationship, neurotic behavior seemed to gradually decrease over time.
So they become slightly less cray? SICK! Where do I sign up?