When you are different from most people around you, you need certain "conditions" to be able to thrive. And in most cases, you need to be asking for it
One of my colleagues in the US used to keep a concave ( or convex ? ) mirror next to his screen. So that if there's anyone behind his back, he would instantly know
Same issues with open offices. Leas to do with screen worry but I am also extremely sensitive to noise and sounds of people interacting. This gets me into different distraction rabbit holes as it not just breaks flow but also puta new distracting thoughts in my head. Noise is also a big mood impacter for me. I get super frustrated and mildly depressed in high noise environments. Unfortunately India is a terrible place for noise pollution in general. The fellow countrymen love to make sounds for some reason.