The psychological effect of job insecurity can last a lifetime.
Studies have shown a causal relationship between unemployment and mental health. However, the effect of job insecurity has been less researched. One large-scale study suggests job insecurity over a prolonged period can change your personality.
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As we mature, we generally become more emotionally stable, agreeable, and conscientious. But chronic job insecurity can stunt this emotional growth.
Personality is not constant but changes over time. For example, self-confidence, warmth, self-control, and emotional stability tend to increase with age.
Earlier studies suggest more autonomy at work can increase a person's ability to cope with new situations, while a demanding and stressful job can make someone more neurotic.
Many of us think our personality is fixed and unchangeable.
But according to a recent study, while our early personalities may provide a baseline, they are pliable as we age. People's personality traits may change drastically over time.
We think we should be improving certain parts of our personality, while certain character traits are to be left intact. This division of personality traits creates confusion and subconscious bias.
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