Do you often brood over self-generated negative thoughts about people who don't pose any threat to you and feel anxious all the time? It may actually make you more creative and a high-scorer in life. According to researchers part of the brain responsible for self-generated thought is highly active in neuroticism which yields both of the trait's positives (creativity) and negatives (misery). For example take the case of famous physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton. A classic neurotic Newton was a brooder and a worrier - prone to dwelling on the scientific problems before him as well as his childhood sins.