We’ve been in quarantine for more than two months now and I’ve been seeing different responses in different kinds of people. Of course, it is a bummer for everyone that we have less freedom and can’t do whatever our minds may come up with, but the degree of this bummer depends on the person. The obvious observation would be that people who rather spend time on their own, more introverted people, are relieved of the social obligations that everyday life (normally) brings with it. These people might fully enjoy all those hours spent watching movies, listening to music, or taking part in any other activity that can be performed solely in your house. On the other hand, you have the extroverts, longing for social interactions, sometimes not knowing what to do with plenty of time on their hands but no one to celebrate it with. Of course, these two characteristics are not so black and white but can be found on a spectrum. As time in quarantine continues, even the most introverted introverts will likely miss the social interaction with their friends or loved ones, maybe regretting chances not taken when asked to go out or meet up. Perhaps the more extroverted people get a taste of what it is like to not be surrounded by people most of the time and will forcefully get to know themselves a bit better. Obviously, there is no right or wrong side of the spectrum, but being forced into quarantine might give some perspective as to what it is like to be on the other side of it. Introverts secretly rejoicing at the thought of finally being out in public again gives them a glare through the lense of the typical extrovert, while extroverts forced to be more with themselves might learn to appreciate being with oneself and being fully content (or count down the days until we get to party again). No matter where you find yourself on the spectrum, maybe you can come out of this quarantine with fresh eyes and an appreciation for both sides of the coin.
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