Another way to think of extroversion and introversion
How often we enjoy getting together varies with the energy required to engage. Humans are, for the most part, social beings — how many interactions and how deep the interaction are just two of the variables.
“Calling to catch up — we haven’t talked in a while.” Didn’t we JUST talk?
“Don’t be a stranger.” It might be fun to let a little time pass — let the mundane subside and the substantial surface. . .
Just when I think I’ve made the rounds, it’s time to start again. Already.
It’s nothing personal, except to me. It’s not that I don’t need time with you. I do.
If only I could see you parachuting in. I’d have time to clear a spot. But there you are with your needs — spontaneity.
I’d be there for you, and you’d be there for me, in a great, big, dramatic time of need. It’s this everyday stuff that we struggle to navigate.
If I had your FOMO, I might be unsettled. If you had my contentment, you might be bored. (But how could you possibly be bored?!)