proneness to experiencing anxiety. Individuals with high trait anxiety have a propensity to seeing the world as more risky or dangerous than those with low trait anxiety and tend to react with state anxiety to scenarios which would not induce this reaction in individuals with low trait anxiety.

TRAIT ANXIETY: "Trait anxiety levels are often higher in females than males due to regularly fluctuating hormones."
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