Zoom Fatigue is Real: Why Introverts Find Video Calls Hard | TIS Ep. 34
It’s been more than a year, and like Covid (alas), Zoom calls are still here. From the constant refrain of #YoureOnMute to the after hours video chats, it’s just too much–especially for introverts. Join Sharon and Lisa as they explain why Zoom fatigue is a real thing, and how you can manage it.
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3 Big Takeaways:
- The Why: “Zoom fatigue happens in part because it’s a constant reminder of how much the world has changed.”
- The How: “You have to make more of an effort to appear friendly and switched on. You have to do so much performing.”
- The What: “Take breaks. Set limits. Establish boundaries. It’s about mental health care, and self care.”
5 Key Quotes:
- “Zoom calls affect your state of mind. You feel tired from the constant effort to be ‘on’.”
- “A part of what makes you exhausted is that the natural cadence of conversation has changed. You don’t have the usual cues, so you have to overcompensate for that.”
- “The social pressure of Zoom calls is real.”
- “As introverts, we need some time to decompress. Having back to back Zoom meetings doesn’t allow us that time.”
- “Zoom is a very useful tool, but we have to recognize the mental and emotional toll it can sometimes take.”
By The Numbers:
- 1:00 – Introverts Uniting: The sisters catch up about what’s been going on in their lives. Lisa’s excited because she got paid for some of her anti-racism writing, and Sharon explains why it’s important to not ask Black people to do unpaid labor.
- 5:17 – The sisters discuss why Zoom calls are so draining, especially for introverts.
- Here’s Why You’re Feeling Zoom Fatigue
- The reason Zoom calls drain your energy
- Why Zoom calls are so tiring: The science of why you’re burned out by video chat in quarantine.
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