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Which one are you?

(159 Posts)
Annecan Sun 03-May-20 08:19:24

Lockdown has worked because, against all expectation, there turned out to be many more Accepters and Sufferers than Resisters (the three pandemic personalities identified by King’s College), in the Uk

From an article in the Spectator
Which group would you put yourself in?

Calendargirl Sun 03-May-20 09:03:12


Anniebach Sun 03-May-20 09:04:47


Coolgran65 Sun 03-May-20 09:05:37


BlueSky Sun 03-May-20 09:06:22

Annecan does Sufferer mean that you've got to accept it but don't like it? I guess I'm an Accepter when I realise that there has to be rules and they need to be followed. Never been a Resister.

Marydoll Sun 03-May-20 09:08:33

I'm an acceptor, no choice and no point in complaining, it's to keep me safe and as well as possible! I might as well accept it is, what it is. Not good for our mental health to resent it.

I have quite enjoyed the lack of pressure of no early morning hospital appointments, doctor's visits, childminding and being able to say, No, with a guilt free conscience.

After all these years, at last I have time for myself.

MerylStreep Sun 03-May-20 09:11:02

An accepter. One of the many mantras I use when the crap hits the fan is: 'It is what it is, deal with it'

Annecan Sun 03-May-20 09:22:09

Older people aged 55-75, Brexit voters and Conservatives were more likely to be accepting of the lockdown, according to the analysis. Sufferers had an even spread of age groups but was made up of two-thirds of women.

From my reading, sufferers feel they are badly affected in some way by the lockdown

Bathsheba Sun 03-May-20 09:25:29

Acceptor. Not badly affected in any way other than missing being with my children and grandchildren. I do not understand the resistors.

Bathsheba Sun 03-May-20 09:26:35

Oops, accepter, not acceptor.

Grannybags Sun 03-May-20 09:34:20


Sparkling Sun 03-May-20 09:34:50

Accepter, no point being anything else, just make the best of it. I have caught up on a lot of jobs and still have a long list. I love the quiet.

SirChenjin Sun 03-May-20 09:38:28

Presumably the older generation don’t have to worry about jobs, mortgages, feeding young families and so on so they can be more accepting. Older generation more likely to have underlying health conditions so more likely to be shielded. Young people are more likely to vote Labour and didn’t vote for Brexit in nearly the same numbers as the older generation so the results are not at all surprising. Sufferers- 44%; 48% accepting; 9% resisting.

BBbevan Sun 03-May-20 09:56:07

Accepter Quite enjoy it really

cornergran Sun 03-May-20 09:59:48

Accepter but no, not enjoying it at all, too many family worries

EllanVannin Sun 03-May-20 10:07:15

It has to be accepted doesn't it ? Even though it's caused, and is causing a huge economic worry for the country which is very concerning. Although it's better not to look too far ahead.

Muzzybear Sun 03-May-20 10:08:49

Acceptor definitely. I am Australian and we have been very lucky that our elected officials for once acted in our best interests. It has been tough for sure - but living sure beats the heck out of the other option! As a 68 year old woman I am in the "vulnerable" category, have missed a few events I am sad about but in the larger scheme of things I am still here. For that I am grateful! And I love the theme " We are all in this together" because we are!!!! Warmest regards to all my fellow grans xxx

pat9 Sun 03-May-20 10:12:23

Accepter and enjoying it

Froglady Sun 03-May-20 10:15:35


lynn56 Sun 03-May-20 10:16:18


Grandmabeach Sun 03-May-20 10:17:09

Definitely an accepter. Missing the family of course but enjoying doing what I want to do. Even if lock down is lifted thus week I am not rushing out until I know it is safe.

Nanna58 Sun 03-May-20 10:18:20

On the face of it an accepter , have abided by all the rules. But inside I am a rampant resister, and find it very difficult to enjoy the lockdown as some people are.

annecordelia Sun 03-May-20 10:20:05

An accepter, definitely.

Davida1968 Sun 03-May-20 10:20:25


Jo67 Sun 03-May-20 10:20:30

Accepter but not Brexiter or Conservative.