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Just like extraversion and the rest of the Big Five Personality Traits, Neuroticism falls on a spectrum that ranges from low to high. Moreover, just like other personality traits, scoring too low or two high can come with some serious consequences.

It is no secret that our society loves highly conscientious people, and why wouldn’t it? The characteristics of a highly conscientious person essentially describes the ideal employee, someone who has a strong work ethic, takes pride in their work, and plans ahead.

Although we will not be able to rid ourselves of many of these short- and long-term stressors, psychologists in the field have made great advances in developing tools that can help us manage them.

Applying positive self-affirmations helps to create higher self-worth and higher self-esteem. Using this mindset and skill repeatedly increases your belief in your successes over your failures.

When focusing on college-aged students, ranging from age 18 to 24, studies have found that between 70-85% of them were suffering from psychological distress, particularly anxiety and depressive symptoms (Saleh, Camart, & Romo, 2017).

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