Is this neurosis, narcissism, or the farsighted wisdom that allows a fellow to win three hundred games?
Whether it ultimately takes aesthetic discipline or neurosis to get to that point, it's hard to say.
How do you tell the difference between aesthetic discipline and neurosis?
1776, "functional derangement arising from disorders of the nervous system," coined by Scottish physician William Cullen (1710-1790) from Greek neuron "nerve" (see neuro-) + Modern Latin -osis "abnormal condition." Used in a general psychological sense since 1871; clinical use in psychiatry dates from 1923.
neurosis neu·ro·sis (nu-rō'sĭs, nyu-)
n. pl. neu·ro·ses (-sēz)
Any of various mental or emotional disorders involving symptoms such as insecurity, anxiety, depression, and irrational fears.
Tension or irritability of the nervous system; nervousness.