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Postby fa66ster » Wed May 26, 2010 9:52 am

Why do some of us crave solitude and others not? We are after all the same species.

I love nothing more than total isolation, the ability to be alone with my thoughts ideally somewhere quiet, however I know of many people that the mere thought of being alone bothers them.

I think it is neccesary for our souls - agree?[/b]
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Postby Dean_Winchester » Wed May 26, 2010 10:17 am

I think we all need a combination of isolation and socialising. Some need more of one or the other. But I don't think total isolation can be much good. Humans are social creatures. It's in our genes. We need to socialise, it's part of how we grow and better ourselves.
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Postby Zo0oZ » Wed May 26, 2010 11:12 am

according to Dr. jung's theory that there are two main personality types which are Extraverted and Introverted :

Extraversion is a preference to focus on the world outside the self. Extraverts enjoy social interactions and tend to be enthusiastic, verbal, assertive, and animated. They enjoy large social gatherings, such as parties and any kind of group activity. Extraverts are likely to enjoy time spent with people and find themselves energized by social interaction.

Introversion is a preference to focus on the world inside the self. Introverts tend to be quiet, peaceful and deliberate and are not attracted to social interactions. They prefer activities they can do alone or with one other close friend, activities such as reading, writing, thinking, and inventing. Introverts find social gatherings draining.

you may tend to be more Introverted

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Postby pb21 » Wed May 26, 2010 11:19 am

I am certainly more Introverted and crave solitude a lot of the time.

However I am also lonely and crave interaction at times, it just makes me anxious.

I guess people are born with different temperments and are naturally either more extraverted or introverted. I think though that my nurture has tended to make me more introverted than natural.
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