Does a Diathesis-Stress Model of Near-Death Experiences Work?
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The idea that certain personality traits or an inclination to abnormal experiences in daily life enhance the risk of developing near-death experiences under certain circumstances is supported by several publications. This is not a question of disease-mongering or stigmatising those who have had such experiences! The following explanations should convince the reader of the high variability of what is considered normal. This variability gives man individual traits, can give others new insights, and, last but not least, makes togetherness interesting. And even this seems to influence our susceptibility to develop near-death experiences.