Personality Traits Of People Most Likely To Follow COVID-19 Guidelines

  • 4 years ago
A new analysis published Thursday by the journal PLOS ONE reveals the personality traits that encourage compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.
Careful and diligent' people are 31% more likely to follow measures designed to contain the spread of COVID-19 than those who don't have these traits.
Likewise, those with 'strong cooperative values and a preference for positive interpersonal relationships' are 17% more likely to comply.
Conversely, 'assertive, dominant, energetic, active, talkative, impulsive and enthusiastic"' extraverts are 7% less likely to comply than introverts.
Understanding which traits encourage or discourage social distancing and mask-wearing can help governments implement health programs more effectively.