People Are Discovering Their Spouses' Work Personas and It's Hilarious

Working from home has led people to discover their spouses' work personalities and the tweets are so funny.

Most of us have a work persona that we adopt when we're in a professional environment, one that may or may not be very different from our usual personalities. And because this persona is limited to the office, most of us can go our whole lives without knowing what our spouse's daily double identity is. Now that the coronavirus pandemic has so many people working from home, however, many individuals are discovering their spouse's work persona for the first time ever—and it's quite the revelation.

On Mar. 19, InStyle deputy editor Laura Norkin tweeted about hearing her husband in "full work mode." And, as it turns out, he's the "let's circle back" guy.

Apparently, a lot of people could relate. Norkin's tweet went viral and her replies were quickly flooded with similar stories of people realizing their spouse is that person at the office.

This man was "shook" when he realized that his wife was the person who keeps saying "one more question" at the end of meetings.

And this woman found out that her husband "can actually small talk, just not with anyone we know in non-work life."

And what do you even do when you find out you're married to Mr. Just to Clarify?

Or, even worse, the one who says "let's flesh it out" or "pivot."

One woman was very proud to learn that her husband was the "I don't think Lauren is done speaking" guy. Way to champion workplace equality, Leslie's husband!

Some people came to the realization that their spouses actually use work management techniques on them.

And others realized just how much they married up.

As funny and relatable as the thread is, it's also a bit of a window as to how living in quarantine will affect relationships in the coming weeks and maybe even months. "This can really go one of two ways," Susan Trombetti, matchmaker and CEO of Exclusive Matchmaking, previously told Best Life. "It can bring you closer, or it can make you want to strangle the living daylights out of your significant other."

To make sure you fall into the former category, Trombetti says you should use the quarantine as "an opportunity for you to deepen your communication." And remember: "No matter how frustrated you get, you have to agree not to take it out on the other person."

Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more