Introvert, extrovert, or both? You just might be a covivert, surviving (and thriving) in this new 'coviverse' we live in.
Introvert, extrovert, or both? You just might be a covivert, surviving (and thriving) in this new 'coviverse' we live in
Updated 7:03 PM, May 17, 2020MANILA, Philippines – Many of us identify with certain personality types. You may be the life of the party, or the introspective homebody; but now that we're all under home quarantine – has your personality been changing in certain ways?
If so, don't worry! Nikki Vergara, co-founder of Positive Workplaces, and Gallup-certified Strengths Coach Clifton Esteban say it's normal. It's just how we're adjusting to extreme change – by forming a new personality in order to survive and maybe even thrive – in this brand-new"coviverse."
'Coviverse': The new normal?"A new world – in this case, the 'coviverse' – necessitates new narratives and personas," Clifton told Rappler."We are now captive in our homes. There's low mobility, a mandatory co-existence with home and work, and no more school and regular routines," he added. Face-to-face and group socialization is at a pause, and so are our usual outdoor habits. headtopics.com
Most of us had to sit through the first few weeks in an uncomfy state (call it growth pains, if you will), not knowing what to do. Extroverts were"dying" without social interaction, while introverts cringed at the loss of their daily routine.
But now that we're two months into the lockdown – have you finally come to terms with this"new normal," and maybe actually like it? (READ:)In comes the covivert –"a combination of introversion and extroversion skills," born amid a pandemic.
"This new personality can be a 'stepping stone' to becoming more of who you are and who you’re not, so that you may better co-exist with others during and after the pandemic," Clifton said.The makings of a 'covivert'We're familiar with the extroverts – those with an"outward turning of energy who are energized by the external world and its people," according to Nikki. Aside from thriving in groups, extroverts can usually handle (and maybe even look for) a lot of external stimuli at the same time.
Introverts, on the other hand,"turn inward" and are"energized by their own internal world." You might catch them standing by the wall at a party with one friend – or rather, canceling on said party – and spending the night at home recharging and reserving their energy for hobbies or self-reflection. headtopics.com
Finally, an ambivert personality – which combines both – is"the most ‘normal’ with individuals who show flexibility between the two extremes, depending on the context," Nikki said.In this case,"coviverts" are similar – as an introvert, they now appreciate not having to go out, but also as an extrovert, are still looking for stimulation and social interaction. How are they responding to the lockdown then?
Coviverts enjoy their alone time, the freedom, but also the control they have over"virtual socialization" done at their own time. There's no pressure to chat everyone up – but when the need arises, they don't mind engaging in a day's worth of conversation – say, they're even most likely to be the hosts of Zoom parties, e-numans, and game nights.Read more: Rappler »
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