Young adults are more neurotic now than they were pre-pandemic, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE. They are also less agreeable and less conscientious. 

The study used the five-factor model of personality, a psychological theory which states that personality can be boiled down to five traits: neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness. Researchers recorded how these traits changed from 2020 to 2022 in 7,109 participants across three age groups: 30 and younger, 30 to 64, and 65 and older.