Streaming issues? Report here
money-show-thumbnailjpg money-show-thumbnailjpg
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Tonight with Lester Kiewit
See full line-up
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
Home
arrow_forward
Lifestyle

Lockdown blues: 'Extroverts at home alone will struggle, introverts will thrive'

27 March 2020 11:03 AM
Tags:
SA lockdown
21 day lockdown
homebound

Counselling psychologist Claire Newton says the lockdown will have a different mental impact on different personality types.

South African households are coming to terms with the 21-day lockdown which is now in effect.

Newton says introverts and extroverts will respond differently to this homebound period.

Introverts who are alone are more likely to enjoy this time, while extroverts who are alone will struggle, she says.

At the same time, introverts who are locked down with family may struggle, but extroverts surrounded by their family will find it easier.

Newton advises that introverted people must set boundaries and time-out periods if they need their own personal space during the lockdown.

She advises that extroverts should reach out to their loved ones via technology and find ways to keep talking if they feel alone.

The introvert gets re-energised by being alone.

Claire Newton

The extrovert who is alone at home is going to struggle.

Claire Newton, Counselling psychologist

An introvert is someone whose energy goes inward. They get their energy from going in, from thinking and reflecting whereas the extroverts get their energy from going out, being with people and doing things.

Claire Newton, Counselling psychologist

Listen to the conversation on Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto:


27 March 2020 11:03 AM
Tags:
SA lockdown
21 day lockdown
homebound

Recommended

More from Lifestyle

greenmarket-square-in-cape-town-1876jpg

Sturks Tobacco Shop shuts Greenmarket Square doors after 226 years

2 June 2020 11:30 AM

The cigarette ban has killed the oldest store in South Africa. Lester Kiewit interviews Sturks Tobacco Shop owner Diane Chakim.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

the-fugard-theatre-cape-town

Fugard Theatre brings the performing arts to your living room with new platform

2 June 2020 11:15 AM

The Fugard Theatre has launched an online platform in a bid to keep telling stories and to ensure that audiences stay invested in theatre.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Mask school student learner covid-19 coronavirus reopening reopen

Kids don’t die from Covid-19, or spread it - SA Paediatric Association

1 June 2020 2:12 PM

It’s OK to send your kids to school, says Professor Haroon Saloojee of the South African Paediatric Association.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Lions-Head-hiking-cape-town-adventure-tourism-table-mountain-safety-123rf

So far TMNP is the only option for Capetonians to go hiking under level 3

1 June 2020 7:52 AM

Only open-access parks are open so hiking areas exclude access-controlled Cape Point and Boulders Beach until further notice.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

young-woman-at-home-staring-outside-window-lockdown-blues-123rf

'Anxiety and over-eating top 2 lockdown conditions, more South Africans smoking'

30 May 2020 10:30 AM

An Ipsos poll found that under-exercising, insomnia and depression have also been problems for South Africans under lockdown.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

liquor-store-sales-wine-champagne-mmc-brut-bubbly-alcohol-booze-drinking-123rf

Liquor traders brace for booze demand similar to Black Friday and NYE

29 May 2020 5:28 PM

The Liquor Traders Association of SA is expecting high demand from next week when the sale of alcohol resumes under level 3 lockdown.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Drive-in cinema 123rf 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle

Cape Town gets a drive-in cinema - with an LED screen for daytime watching

29 May 2020 2:39 PM

Initially, it’ll allow up to 150 cars, says Mother City Drive-In co-founder Lyle Masters.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

white-shark-diving-company-save-your-favesjpg

Tick off your bucket list post-lockdown with shark cage diving vouchers

29 May 2020 1:51 PM

The White Shark Diving Company in Gansbaai is offering adventure lovers vouchers for a shark cage diving experience that they'll never forget.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Baphomet pentagram satanic satanism 123rf 123rflifestyle religion

'Hail, Satan!' – former Christian pastor registers Satanic Church in SA

29 May 2020 12:51 PM

Christians believe in the Devil. Satanists don’t. Lester Kiewit interviews Riaan Swiegelaar, cofounder of the SA Satanic Church.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200514-elderly-old-agejpg

140 Covid-19 cases at 20 old age homes across WC, says Social Development boss

28 May 2020 4:51 PM

A number of old age homes in the Western Cape have had Covid-19 outbreaks, the Department of Social Development has confirmed.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward