Personality Types: How to Manage Stress
Have you ever taken one of those online personality tests? I will sheepishly admit that I have. I’m on the side of the fence that thinks there is something beneficial to knowing and understanding your personality traits and using them to your advantage.
Now, if you’re still reading with me here, there might be something to be said about managing stress during the coronavirus pandemic based on your personality type.
Has your routine changed dramatically over the last few months or are things relatively the same? For me, there are only a few areas that have been really affected, and some other areas that I have been able to navigate pretty easily. One thing staying at home has confirmed to me is that I am an introvert at heart.
A licensed mental health counselor says that “introversion” and “extroversion” refer to how we get our energy. If you are an introverted person you tend to get your energy from your inner world, your thoughts, your feelings, your ideas. If you are an extroverted person you tend to get your energy from spending time with people or interacting with things and places.
They suggest doing the following to help manage your stress:
For Extroverts- you can interact with people virtually. Try hosting virtual parties or game nights with friends.
For Introverts- do things that connect you to your inner world such as reading, listening to music, exercise.
While I believe I am an introvert, I think it’s important to remember that we should maintain a good balance. If you’re an introvert like me, check in with your friends and family to see how they’re doing so you can leave your ‘inner world’ for a while. Game nights over Zoom can be fun every once in a while! If you are an extrovert, try taking some time to yourself to get into your own thoughts. Try journaling or practice some yoga. It’s always good to place our energy where we can grow.
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