The neurotic temperament

This is from William James’s The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature:

If there were such a thing as inspiration from a higher realm, it might well be that the neurotic temperament would furnish the chief condition of the requisite receptivity. And having said thus much, I think that I may let the matter of religion and neuroticism drop.

Happily we’re not the type, are we?

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