The Coming Conflict Between Introverts and Extroverts

  

Category:  Mental Health and Wellness

Via:  hallux  •  2 months ago  •  4 comments

By:   JULIE BECK, AMANDA MULL, AND KATHERINE J. WU - The Arlantic

The Coming Conflict Between Introverts and Extroverts
When the social floodgates open, not everyone will want to use their newfound freedom in the same way.

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Once, we had a wide world of socializing opportunities: crowded bars and intimate dinner parties, stadiums full of strangers and weddings full of everyone we loved most. The coronavirus pandemic made many of those things dangerous or impossible, and shrank our social worlds dramatically.

Now, as vaccination rates go up, the floodgates of social life are poised to reopen. But not everyone will want to use this newfound freedom in the same way. Even before the pandemic, introverts and extroverts disagreed on the optimal size and frequency of gatherings. Post-vaccine life may breed some misunderstandings between the extroverts who want to dive headfirst into a sea of other people and the introverts who are excited to see their friends but don’t want to pack their schedules so full that they have no time to just   be .

To get a sense of how these personality types are planning to approach life after the pandemic, I had a chat with two of my colleagues— Amanda Mull , an extrovert, and   Katherine Wu , an introvert.

We talked about what they are and aren’t looking forward to, how they would design the new normal if it were up to them, and how we can be kind to our friends who aren’t ’verted the same way we are.


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Hallux
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1  seeder  Hallux    2 months ago

'verted? Does that come in woke?

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     2 months ago

Being a midtravert I'll play both sides.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

Me, too. Tho I think I tend towards more introvert. I really only like hanging with just a few people

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1    2 months ago

Same with me.  

 
 
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