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.
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).