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Research links personality traits to toilet paper stockpiling

High levels of emotionality and conscientiousness are indicators for stockpiling behavior

People who feel more threatened by COVID-19 and rank highly on scales of emotionality and conscientiousness were most likely to stockpile toilet paper in March 2020, according to a new study by Theo Toppe of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and colleagues.

Nori Blume