The basic neurosis is a psychoanalytic concept that means: your fundamental issue in life. It’s what unconsciously drives you to hang onto problems.
Chronic negative feelings and behaviors that won’t go away are often symptoms of the basic neurosis.
When you’re exposed to your basic neurosis for the first time, you won’t believe it. Count on that. Your denial and defense mechanisms have been pervasive throughout life. A lucky few, however, press past the conscious disbelief, open their minds and take a hard look at the results they’ve been producing in real life.
When you realize you’re getting negative results as if some part of you were seeking them, you’re getting close. If you’re one of those lucky few, prepare for the most enlightening experience a human being can have.
This isn’t easy, which is why we use humor:)