Year: 1985 Source: Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, v.53, no.4, (August 1985), p.544-546 SIEC No: 19850872

In a preliminary study of a single group of suicide attempters, male and female subjects did not differ in temperament characteristics. Data from both sexes indicated that suicide-prone individuals have unpleasant, arousable & submissive temperaments, with arousability a strong discriminator of suicide attempters relative to the general population. Temperament attributes identified for suicide attempters are best described as neuroticism or trait anxiety.