Social Butterflies score high in this trait. After a long week working in a cubicle, or at home watching children, or being a hermit to get the job done, extroverts need social interaction to recharge their batteries.
With social distancing, one can see where social minglers may have a problem. Once we reach a point where we need to get out and do something, staying in place hinders our happiness. Sure, we could jump on social media or have a virtual group call, but there’s nothing like the real deal.
Right about now, being an introvert may sound optimal. This may be true up to a certain point. Everyone needs time alone, but isolation for long periods isn’t the answer. Everyone needs human contact; it’s psychologically proven. Some of us need more than others.
Our list of necessities is unique, but we all have the same basic needs. It comes down to the quality and quantity of fulfilling those needs. What works for you may not work for me. It is essential to find that happy medium.
So, whether we love snuggling up with a book or going to the park, we need to find what recharges our batteries without breaking any orders. This week of blogs has shown how the COVID-19 pandemic affects each of us differently.
Our needs are as unique as our perspectives. Thus, the pandemic I experience may differ from the pandemic you experience. This is why it is important not to judge how others handle this crisis. Instead, we should come together as a community and assist those that need it. Or lend an ear to those that want to talk. Together we make this world a better place.
Until the next blog, live life, be happy, and click the like button.
Post Script: These blogs will return to their regular Friday posting. Thanks for taking the time to pause and read.