Since the onset of the pandemic, there has been a consistent uptick in seeking mental health services from all age groups. Current research findings suggest there’s more disruption in the mood of younger adults. And more emotionality and sensitivity to stress.

While the pandemic was stressful and disruptive for all. In 2021 and 2022, the 30 and younger group experienced a significant increase in neuroticism, which is a tendency to see the world as distressing or unsafe, and a decrease in agreeableness and conscientiousness.

Take a few moments to review the story by Maggie Mertens on effects of what she calls “maturity interrupted” and post pandemic outcomes.

The COVID pandemic may have had lasting impact on personality traits : Shots – Health News : NPR