It appears that long-term unemployment has a way of developing someone’s personality traits in a way that he/she may not overcome for the rest of his/her life. By and large, researchers described how one’s main personality traits get influenced by the period of time one is unemployed.
The five traits they referred to are: extraversion, neuroticism, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness. The latter 3 are particularly affected by unemployment but on a gradual scale, as far as the needed time for development is required.
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