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#QuaranThings: Couples who work from home are finding out about their partner’s ‘work persona’

For most people, they often present themselves differently whenever they are in an office setting, putting on their “work mode” mask to talk to their colleagues and clients. Those who are a bubbly, laidback kind of person at home suddenly transforms into a strict, no-mediocre professional guy at work who probably uses cringe-worthy corporate jargon.

This is a side of ourselves that sometimes not even our family and friends outside of work get to see. And due to global pandemic, couples who are under quarantine and working together at home are now finding out about their partner’s “disorienting” work persona.

On Twitter, InStyle Deputy Editor Laura Norkin shared about hearing her partner in “full work mode for the first time” and it started a thread of people finding out about their partner’s professional quirks while working from home.

Some are thrilled to find a different “version” of their partners, while some are having a hard time recognizing the person they got married to.


This Twitter user who was shocked about being married to a “one more question person” even got another surprise from his wife.

Others also shared about their partner’s “hidden skills” like working their way around a “small talk” and using a “work voice”.


Who knows, your partner might be that co-worker who puts together all the cringe-worthy corporate or email phrases he knows while discussing in a meeting or sending a project brief to sound more professional.


So what’s the funniest or most shocking thing you discovered about your partner while seeing him/her work from home? Here’s to hoping they won’t turn out to be a “per our last argument” kind of person!

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