Self isolation getting you down?

This is a mental health check-in. Is the self-isolating getting you down?

For the most part, I am doing okay.

A lot of my friends think that I am an extrovert. I think I am more of an introvert-extrovert.

An introvert-extrovert (ambivert), in case you don’t know can be defined as: one who “is moderately comfortable with groups and social interaction, but also relishes time alone, away from a crowd. In simpler words, an ambivert is a person whose behaviour changes according to the situation they are in. In the face of authority or in the presence of strangers, the person may be introverted. However, in the presence of family or close friends, the person may be highly energetic or extraverted.”1

I may not have always been an ambivert, and sometimes I am more of an introvert than an extrovert and vice versa.

I am managing. I miss my friends sometimes. I enjoy inviting them over to my place or meeting up at a pub.

I am also a hugger. I miss giving hugs – big, 🐻 type hugs.

I can’t wait ’til this Covid-19 is over. I am at higher risk, so I stay in. Luckily, I can work from home and I am still working.

I just need to get back to writing. Hopefully, this is the start of my getting back to it.
—Robert Confiant 29 May 2020

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