Nervous temperament

a condition of body characterized by a general predominance of mental manifestations.
- Mayne.

See also: Nervous

References in classic literature ?
He was tall, had a large forehead, straight nose, a clearly cut mouth, beautiful teeth, with fine taper hands, indicative of a highly nervous temperament.
Those of a nervous temperament used to imagine that it was a trap laid for them, and would shout murder as they lay on their backs at the bottom till somebody came and picked them up.
At this wild and singular appeal, which indicated that Hester Prynne's situation had provoked her to little less than madness, the young minister at once came forward, pale, and holding his hand over his heart, as was his custom whenever his peculiarly nervous temperament was thrown into agitation.
His nervous temperament is occasionally prone to take difficult music a little too quickly; to-day, his time is perfect.
Since her very first appearance on the track, the daughter of Vitelozzi out-of-Delightful Rhythm, Delectable owned by LRC steward Fawad Ahmed Cheema had been afflicted with signs of nervous temperament affecting her performance.
QI RESCUED a Labrador three years ago and have done everything I can to help his nervous temperament.
And the birds' nervous temperament is ill-suited to their modern surroundings.
She possessed no particularly breathtaking technique, nor did she strive for it, but by virtue of her nervous temperament she had incomparable swiftness of motion.
Previous studies have linked high cortisol levels in milk to a more nervous temperament in both monkeys and humans.
Those with a nervous temperament or with high anxiety levels develop the habit of grinding their teeth even when they are asleep.
a person's attitude as it affects what he or she says or does a nervous temperament <"Size has nothing to do with it.
He pleaded four times to be transferred back to sea service saying his nervous temperament made him unsuitable for trench warfare but, despite his concerns, Dyett was pushed to the front to fight in the Battle of the Somme.