- Katy Dimple Manning, LMSW
Introvert's Guide to Managing Reentry Anxiety
Updated: May 3, 2021
Introvert, Dear is the largest community and blog for introverts in the world. Their mission is to let introverts everywhere know it’s okay to be who they are. Recently our therapist Katy Dimple Manning contributed to a piece on Reentry Anxiety by Emily Shawn. Find an excerpt below, or read the whole thing here.
The pandemic seems like it’s reaching its end, hooray! Oh wait — does that mean I’m going to have to… go back into the real world again? See people? Maybe even… socialize?
Oh… um… yikes.
After spending over a year in lockdown, just the thought of leaving the house — let alone throwing ourselves back into social situations — can be a particular source of stress. This may be especially true for us introverts, who feel nervous or drained around people to begin with. Maybe you feel like you’re the odd one out experiencing this, or harboring a secret desire for some of the lockdown measures to stay in place.
Read the piece here: