Americans have a wide range of views on mask wearing in public. Some insist that those who don’t don masks are being selfish, while others call those who religiously wear them worrywarts or sheep.
According to psychologist Michele Gelfand, people who shame or judge others with a different perspective are missing the big picture. She explains how, when it comes to our relationship toward rules, we generally fall into one of two camps – “tight” or “loose” – each with its own set of anxieties. Only by understanding the concerns of each side can we become better equipped to avoid conflict over the issue as businesses and public spaces start to open up…..more