Emotional numbness after video conferencing?

Discussion in 'Internet Addiction' started by sunbeam, Feb 2, 2021.

  1. sunbeam

    sunbeam Member


    i was porn and internet addicted. As a nerd my social life was only taking place online in chatrooms.

    I recovered from this addictions and left them behind years ago. I rebuild my whole life and am now self employed and doing jobs requiring emotional intelligence and emotional stability. This was unthinkable a few years ago. So far so good.

    Unfortunately because of pandemic, i am doing video conferencing and homeoffice work.
    After one hour video conferencing i experience emotional numbess which lasts 2-3 days long.
    The other problem is, when i write a business email in the home office, this leads to this emotional numbness, too. When i write the same email in the office of my customer, this does not happen. I tried to minimize such problematic things, but i can't completely avoid it. And this problems are limiting my progress in development of my self empolyment.

    Have others experienced such problems, too?
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  2. GokuSSB_XMAXX

    GokuSSB_XMAXX Member

    Is it something like the post-binge depression that most people get after watching a whole TV series in one day?
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  3. positivef

    positivef Active Member

    Like @GokuSSB_XMAXX I would like to know more details about the emotional numbness you feel. How does it effect you day while it lasts?

    Video conferencing isn't the same as meeting in real life. I feel like the conversation tends to be more superficial, perhaps because everyone is on display and therefore more self conscious?

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