The pandemic made people distance themselves which then increased the amount of introverts. We were allowed to try out different aspects of introversion and see which traits suited us and which ones didn’t. Many of us experienced personality changes since the quarantine, and many will see adjusting and returning back to the bustling social life as challenges.
The quarantine was like a marathon, it was a long sustained period of isolation with no social plans and felt like it would go on forever. There are many people enjoying life as an introvert. On social media platforms, they don’t need to meet people to talk or communicate with each other.
They are allowed to easily expose themselves on social media without worrying about meeting up in large groups and tiring themselves out. Rachel Reiff Ellis mentioned introverts have a personality type known as self-focused, someone who prefers calm, minimally stimulating environments, which means that they feel more comfortable focusing on their inner thoughts and ideas, rather than what’s going on out there. They enjoy and spend more time with just one or two people, rather than large groups with a large number of people.
She also mentioned when you hear the word “Introvert”, the thing that comes to mind is someone who is shy or doesn’t talk to much and prefers to be alone. That may be true for some introverts, but there are many types of this personality.
Sophia Dembllng, a writer for many books, wrote in Psychologist Today that being an Introvert also has many advantages it also has many advantages, sometimes they will feel tired if they are around people for too long, especially people they don’t know. But introverts can be fun, engaging, socially friendly, and even sociable when they have the desire to do so.
Does an introvert or an extrovert depend on how people respond to and process the world around them?
Introverts usually have some of the traits that an extrovert has mixed with their own introverted nature, and vice versa. There are many ways to be an introvert. Being an introvert is not a stamp for all or nothing of a personality. Psychologist named Carl Jung thinks of introverts as things that fall somewhere on the scale. Some people can be more introverted than others around them. Others who can fit their personality right in the middle of their scale are called ambiverts.
Many people think of an introvert as being shy, but that’s not always the case. Introversion is a personality type, while shyness is an emotion that exists within a person. Instead of thinking they are shy, Introverts usually take time to formulate their words and prefer not to waste their time on conversations they don’t find useful. A 2008 study published in the Journal of Motor Behavior found that introverts take a longer time to process information than extroverts, it means Introverts are people who are very careful about doing things.
For now, due to the prolong pandemic that push us to stay at home and restrict our social interactions, people see a glimpse of how introverts live and will be forced to limit the amount of people who can hangout and have them experience and understand what it’s like to be an introvert than ever before.
Although introverts can be seen as distant and not interested in hanging out, that is not the case. They love too but, just in smaller quantities of people and within their comfort zone. As the pandemic is currently getting more under control and the world is slowly recover but people already got accustomed to socially distancing themselves from the crowd and get used to the life of an introvert, therefore, it will take some time to go back to the situation prior to the pandemic. It can be said that the trend of living as introverts for some people will keep going for some time being.
Komang “Cei” Santya
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