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(The New York Times)   Who will you be after your Covid personality change? Certainly not the 2019 you   (nytimes.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Personality psychology, Big Five personality traits, Trait theory, Dr. Steffel, pandemic lockdowns, Neuroticism, 29-year-old husband, Catherine Steffel  
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2021-04-13 9:38:43 AM  
My personality didn't change, but my appearance did. Really let myself go. Due to not socializing, my beard went nuts and am so broke that I eat mostly junk food. I currently look like sh*t. Used to take pride how I looked and dressed. Since 2020 I stopped caring.

Anyway, to answer subby, I just want to be my regular self once this is over.
 
2021-04-13 10:57:03 AM  
I start drinking earlier in the day which just might be a hard habit to break. On the flipside, I get to bed much earlier than I used to and wake up early feeling refreshed rather than tired like back in the days when I wouldn't have a drink until about suppertime.

I've also LOST weight (not that I needed to) and I have no idea how.
 
2021-04-13 10:58:25 AM  
Oh come on, this isn't actually A Thing, is it?
 
2021-04-13 11:03:57 AM  
I'm practically feral now and I like it that way.
 
2021-04-13 11:11:25 AM  
In my experience with my group of friends, the folks who kept off social media and tried to make life as normal as possible are coming out of this basically unchanged. The folks who ratcheted up the social drama got what they deserved.
 
2021-04-13 11:36:52 AM  
More me.  The person I should have been all these years.  The person who can live in my little house, do nothing spectacular, and say, This is fine.  You have everything you need, and you are safe.
I never feel safe.  This is a mean, ugly country, built around  con artists and  those with poor impulse control.  I had to give that up.  Why would I want anything to do with it?
 
2021-04-13 11:41:02 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Oh come on, this isn't actually A Thing, is it?


Just wait climate change really gets going.
Only in America could we engineer the death of the entire planet, then spend our days in social media forums lamenting what it is doing to US, instead of doing something about it.
 
2021-04-13 11:43:48 AM  
Imagine being so afraid of change and personal growth that this notion somehow alarms you.
 
2021-04-13 11:53:45 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Imagine being so afraid of change and personal growth that this notion somehow alarms you.


Hmmmm, not sure what you mean by that. However, "change" under adverse conditions is not necessarily a good thing to all people. And by that I mean stress is the issue, not "change" itself.
 
2021-04-13 12:05:51 PM  
Joke's on all of you.  I worked at home all of 2019.  I worked all of 2020 at an office.
There was no time spent in traffic.  It's coming back.  I hate 2021.
 
2021-04-13 12:28:10 PM  
My personality is the same, but I'm definitely thinking about primarily working from home even when things are normal again.  So I definitely wasn't thinking that before.
 
2021-04-13 12:48:07 PM  
What about me HASNT changed in the past year?
I have happiness, self-love, confidence. All the things that have eluded me for 40+ years of living.
I'm daily taking steps towards achieving a goal once thought beyond impossible, and i continue to be awestruck that i'm actually DOING it instead of dreaming about it for so long, and for once in my life i am actually farking proud of myself.

Yeah, i'm very much a work in progress and do little to nothing to hide that fact. I spend a lot of time these days watching youtube tutorials for makeup and voice lessons, soaking as much as i can and practice every chance i get.  So yeah. Sometimes i go into work looking like i'm late for my audition as Dr. Frank. N Furter because my makeup skills are novice at best, and i feel a partial need to overdo it to combat being called male terminology at work. And i talk to customers sounding not too far removed from myself on helium or an old woman from Minnesota, donchyaknow.... But hey, i'm in the larval stage, i'll get where i'm going when i get there. No matter, i'm grinning like the cheshire cat from Alice In Wonderland on the inside all the same, and that is an incredible accomplishment in and of itself.
 
2021-04-13 1:36:32 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: And by that I mean stress is the issue, not "change" itself.


I like how you acknowledged that we're talking about two different things and just went ahead and pressed "Add Comment" anyways.

So in conclusion: you're not wrong.  I agree with you. Good work. Let's non-argue again sometime.
 
2021-04-13 5:05:27 PM  
Because if you say "I've reinvented myself", the people who knew you 'before' are just bound to take you seriously.
 
2021-04-13 5:51:43 PM  
I had just got done reinventing myself.  Four and half years ago I became a woman.  Just when I was comfortable with the new me and being social... Sigh.  I'm tired of being lonely.
 
2021-04-13 6:06:59 PM  

halotosis: I'm tired of being lonely.


User name checks out.
 
2021-04-13 6:36:22 PM  

covfefe: halotosis: I'm tired of being lonely.

User name checks out.


Don't be an ass
 
2021-04-13 6:54:48 PM  

halotosis: covfefe: halotosis: I'm tired of being lonely.

User name checks out.

Don't be an ass


Your personality is truly the best part of your charm.
 
2021-04-13 9:47:11 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: I start drinking earlier in the day which just might be a hard habit to break.


I've always loved to drink but I too started to drink at inappropriate times of day. While you say "earlier in the day," I'm saying "drinking in the shower."

Because I went broke I had to sell my vehicle, which afforded me much more time to drink (have always been responsible with drinking on the road). My vehicle was a motorcycle, and I rode it everywhere. Commuter. Not some Harley guy who rides to a bar to show off. She was a Triumph Speed Triple.

The funds allowed to pay some bills, but there was some left over that I could drink with. Well, hell yes. I didn't go to bars with that money. Just grocery stores. And then I took the booze home. My days of blowing $400 on a drinking binge in the New Orleans were over.

There is a cheap vodak at the nearby CVS. It tastes like sh*t on it's own, but you can fix that.
 
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