Eric Bellmore, an avowed extrovert, found himself yelling a greeting across the road to someone he didn’t know when he went for a jog near his home. He just wanted a moment of interaction.

“It’s mind-boggling to grasp how much I need to be around other folk,” said Bellmore, 47, who works in IT in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

“My wife actually said to me last week: `For someone like you, this must be hell.'”

It’s been a relief for David Choi, a 34-year-old Los Angeles musician who is an avowed introvert even as the demands of professional musicianship required him to be networking and making the social rounds.

The demand to quarantine, he says, “gives you an excuse to stay home which is what you want to do in the first place.”