"No road is long with good company." - Turkish Proverb
We are into the third week of the lockdown. The past two weeks have required us to adapt and flex our preferred ways and styles in multiple areas of our lives, perhaps most significantly in our relationships, at home and at work. It is natural for us to lean back on our default modes of engaging with our relationships, especially when we are anxious and feeling stressed.
The lockdown has created a paradoxical situation. It requires us to practice social distancing externally but interact more inside our homes, resulting in a set of challenges. Introverted Types may struggle to find their ‘me-time’ and Extraverted Types may feel challenged by not having the opportunity to engage with the breadth of their connections.
What can we do to ensure that the lockdown does not take a toll on our relationships and create emotional distancing?
The practice and the theory of the MBTI® framework encourages the use of the Platinum Rule: “Do unto others as they would be done unto.” It reminds us to attend to the needs of others that are different from our own. In doing so, we can transform any company we find ourselves in, into good company.
Here is a resource with practical tips that we can use to strengthen our relationships. Click here to download the resource.
Stay home. Stay safe. Stay connected.