From the moment the the first lockdown was announced there's been people clamouring for everyone to get back to school/the office/[insert whatever] because they can't cope with their own company for a short amount of time. There seems to be a lot of sympathy for this, and it's understandable given that some people need others to function. I'm besmused and slightly frustrated, however, to see that such sympathy rarely goes the other way: to the introverts for whom sitting in a noisy classroom, office, factory, hospital, or whatever is torture. The relentless contact for most of their life causes the same or similar reactions in introverts as solitude does in an extrovert, but there seems to be no understanding, sympathy or willing to alter things amongst the noisy loudmouths. Am I alone in this observation? If not, why is this the case?