Personality and Sheltering-in-Place During the Pandemic
Personality traits affect willingness to stay at home during the COVID-19 crisis.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, people in countries around the world were asked to stay at home or “shelter-in-place” to help prevent the spread of the disease. The effectiveness of sheltering-in-place policies depends heavily on people’s willingness to cooperate. Whether people are willing to stay at home may depend partly on external factors, such as penalties for non-compliance, but also their personal characteristics and inclinations.