April 20, 2020

Personality type and the Quarantine

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:58 am by Aleksan

Like quite a few people I am finding the Quarantine easy going, but I understand that compared to many I am in a privileged position, with no children at home and a large garden.

But personality plays a part too. I realised only after retirement, that like many Psychiatrists, I was not really a people person. I am curiously interested in my fellow humans but like to see them on an appointment basis, limiting contact time.

I was surprised to find that I was not empathic in quite the same way as others, and again like many of my Psychiatrists colleagues, came out rather high on the Baron-Cohen’s “autistic spectrum”. Without this personality type perhaps us shrinks would not be able to help severely disturbed and unhappy people and still sleep at night!

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