I have always been half extravert, half introvert. I need to be with people, but I also need time apart from people, with my books and my writing. I like going to movies and taking walks with friends, but I also like to do these things alone. When I’m alone in a park, I like to observe people and take photos of those whom I find interesting in some way, or who evoke a certain emotion.
As for interacting with people, I like to meet new people, but don’t like hanging out with groups much, because the group dynamics many times seems to be the kind where everyone tries to be more than what they really are (in my humble opinion). I much prefer one-to-one interactions with close friends or people I’m getting to know who I have decided are friend material. That said, I do like a group when it’s a group of friends and have many wonderful memories from a certain time in my life when I was part of a group that would have great parties, and great dancing out on the town.
How do YOU go through life? Have you stopped to think if maybe you, too, are half extravert, half introvert? If so, do you manage to cover both types of needs, and give them both equal attention?