I’m an introvert and like most introverts, I need my alone time.
But I usually need it after a lot of stimulation – a night out at a loud, crowded venue; a weekend away doing a lot of activities – you get the picture.
But with all we’re all going through right now, particularly the extended isolation, it’s tough, even for the most hardcore introvert.
I can only imagine how difficult it is for all you extroverts out there!
In psychological terms, one’s ability to be alone is a sign of ego strength.
Ego strength is one’s ability to balance his own desires (id) with his conscience (super ego), and understand that our conscience usually reflects society’s demands.
However, your ability to be alone is just part of the picture. Ability to tolerate frustration, postpone gratification and resolve internal conflicts are also signs of ego strength.
You can use the current alone time to freak out and complain or you can use it to get better – to prepare yourself for a richer life when all this is over.
So take a minute to reflect.
“Do I enjoy my time with myself?”
If not, why do you think that is?
Having constructive things to do when it’s just you, makes you a more well-rounded person.
And it makes you more attractive to women!