At Le Répertoire de Gaspard, we try our best to accommodate to your needs. We understand that the confinement period has taken a toll on everyone. But how does your personality affect its impact on you, specifically: Social Distancing for an Introvert vs an Extrovert.
We’ve also come to realise that some of us are better at coping with the situation than others. So, it led me to think that perhaps this is the time to realise whether we’re introverts or extroverts.
Social Distancing for an Introvert vs an Extrovert: Why does it matter?
Some of us are enjoying the alone time while others are craving to be social again. It’s been a hectic few weeks but can we take a second to all agree that this question has crossed our minds: “Why now, when the weather is this great?” As the sun beams through our windows, we come up with excuses to leave the house, whether it’s to stop by the supermarket for the 3rd time in a day (not that I am recommending this, but in truth I have been guilty of it) or “to exercise” just to soak up some sun. I wouldn’t blame you, weather’s been great.
So, it’s fair to say that we have encompassed different ways to get through COVID-19, whether it’s learning a new language or sleeping in. Of course, there are a few things we have in common. One of them is practicing social distancing. Now some of us are great at it while others are frustrated by it. So, how does social distancing affect an introvert versus an extrovert?
What does it mean?
Before we get started, here’s a quick definition:
- Introvert: Would rather spend their time being alone than being in social situations. Ultimately, they lose energy being around others.
- Extrovert: Opposite of an Introvert. Will spend their time being in social situations. Ultimately, they gain energy being around others.
Now, I know we may be attached to reading constant news updates but have you noticed the superiority complex that introverts now have? They have been preparing their whole lives for this moment. So, they may be taking social distancing quite easy.
But hold on, introverts are typically home bodies but there’s a difference when they choose to stay at home versus when they are told to stay at home.
To me, introverts, when it comes to social distancing, may be seen as the experts. However, I also know you value human interaction. We all do. But this may be a great time for you to put your energy towards a greater use. Perhaps, when this all ends, you’ll have more of an appreciation towards social settings. And maybe think once again before you decline a night out!
On the contrary, this is how extroverts are doing:
So, if you have any extroverted friends, do check up on them. They need you.
To my extroverts, being confined can be uncomfortable. You may have a difficult time coping during this period, especially if you are living alone. But, hey, we live in a technological era. Now, it may not be the same as direct contact but show gratitude in the options you do have. With virtual ways to connect, take advantage of it. Maybe when this all comes to an end, you’ll find comfort spending time by yourself.
Want some top tips to survive Covid-19? Check out our blog post!
And which are you?
Alas, below are some suggestions to help whether you classify yourself as an introvert or extrovert.
Tips to help during self confinement:
- Write journal entries about how you’re feeling.
- Have a daily routine and be consistent with it.
- Keep in touch with friends and family virtually.
- Appreciate what you do have.
- Try some mindfulness or yoga to connect with yourself
Social distancing for an introvert vs an extrovert aside; COVID-19 has affected all of our mental, physical and emotional health. We are unsure of how long this confinement period is going to last but this is the time to do things you didn’t have time to do before. This could be catching up on shows, listening to new music, practicing your cooking skills etc. Want some ideas for Paris based movies to watch? Check out our Blog post for 2 great suggestions!
Struggling with confinement and need some support? We are here to help!
At the end of the day, how everyone is feeling:
By Chahat T.