Huh. Apparently Introverts Are Struggling MORE with Lockdown & Isolation Than Extroverts

A person lying on an orange couch with a couch cushion on their lap and holding an orange balloon in front of their face
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These are truly strange times. As of this writing, I have barely seen anyone other than my live-in partner for about seven months. When I had to go in for a physical exam, labs, and a flu shot at my primary care physician’s office (because I was many months overdue and they refused to refill my migraine meds until I came in and proved to them I was still alive),  » Read more

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Being Alone and Feeling Lonely Are Different Things

a bird sitting alone on power lines
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Can you be lonely with others around? And does being alone naturally lead to loneliness?

I’ve wondered these very same things myself. And so have others apparently — because there was a large study on loneliness last year looking into these issues and other matters related to it.

A Large-Scale Study on Loneliness

In 2018,  » Read more

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