I've been thinking of it as "adaptable to change" vs. "cannot tolerate change".
As soon as it became apparent that Covid was spread through the air and masks would help, I started wearing masks every day. Sewed my own at first and switched to N95s when they became available. I felt like that was a trivial change to make, considering how much protection it affords. The switch to curbside grocery pickup and only getting takeout from restaurants is not a problem either, although I do look forward to a time when that's no longer necessary.
It's stunned me how many people cannot stand the idea of doing any of that. They don't want to get vaccinated, they don't want to wear masks, they don't want to stop having parties or going out to eat or doing any of the things they used to do. They want life to go on as it was before Covid, without doing any of the things that will protect them from Covid. I guess the mountain of lies they believe is necessary to maintain their bubble of delusion. They simply cannot tolerate making the changes that would keep them healthy and alive.
I also wonder how much of it is introversion vs extroversion. I am strongly introverted, so giving up going to shows, movies and get-togethers with friends for a while is not a big deal for me. I guess it would feel like torture for someone who is strongly extroverted.