Do you remember the start of this pandemic when we all ran out a sucked up all the hand sanitizer, bleach and toilet paper?
That made me think why did we do that….but in case you missed my post on the TP thing……https://lobotero.com/2020/03/18/why-toilet-paper/
I knew that the shrinks in this world would jump on that because the virus did not do much to effect your regularity……and viola! There is a study……
A recent study published in PLOS One examined toilet paper consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic across 22 countries. The findings revealed that the personality traits of Emotionality and Conscientiousness, as well as perceived threat about COVID-19, were related to an increased likelihood of stockpiling toilet paper during the pandemic.
While the coronavirus spread around the globe, disrupting health care systems and causing widespread alarm, an interesting human behavior emerged that caught the attention of media. Around the world, people were reportedly hoarding toilet paper, seemingly prompted by fears that the pandemic would lead to a scarcity of resources. This stockpiling of toilet paper had adverse consequences, ironically leading to toilet paper shortages and causing people to clog their household pipes with material other than toilet paper.
Panic makes us humans do some really weird things…..what is it that makes us overreact?
Be well…..Be Safe…..
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