The pandemic has led to personality changes for some people, study finds – CTV

Oct. 6, 2022

Restrictions implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were an adjustment for some, but may have been particularly challenging for the social butterflies of society. Now, alterations in personality are showing up as a result of the stressful world event.

New research has found that people of varying demographics in the U.S. are showing changes in personality, citing a decrease in traits such as openness, agreeability, extroversion, and conscientiousness.

The study also found that those in the under-30 age category experienced a disruption to maturity.

The longitudinal study, published by Plos One, examined how the stress of the global pandemic may have impacted personalities through the ways people now think, feel, and behave.

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