Human beings are social animals «by nature», as they say. However, being social does not imply that the societies in which we want to be part are very extensive. In fact, the changes that occur in the context are capable of making us turn quickly in this sense, going from participating in broad sectors of society to wanting to participate almost exclusively in micro-societies, such as the family.
Normally, when fear of pandemics arises, people tend to want to avoid meaningless social relationships, focusing on interaction with those who are most relevant and with whom they tend to live the most (that is, with whom they are more likely to expose themselves to the same people, minimizing the risk of contagion).
Be careful if you have any of these feelings:
– You experience feelings of difference and inferiority with respect to others, especially if they are little known or strange.
– It is difficult for you to accept the aspects considered weak of the personality, such as shyness, sensitivity, fear, dependency, etc.
– Feeling ashamed when you have to show unknown aspects of yourself, your family or your personal life.
– Avoidance of all those activities where you could experience feelings of ridicule, such as public speaking or being the center of attention in a group.
– Excessive concern about small physical defects that other people do not usually attach importance to.
It is important to remember that we will return to work and that your coexistence will be the same or better than before.