After interacting with others, do you feel energized or do you need time alone to recharge your batteries?
To me, that (and variations of it) is one of the most telling questions on a personality inventory. In other words, does being with others pay into your energy account or take out?
Until I ran into this question for the first time, it never even occurred to me that people might get energy out of social exchanges. I figured it cost everybody a bundle just as it did me. Right after that, it dawned on me that the people who are always planning potlucks and celebrations and company picnics and so on actually like to do those things. It was a revelation. I could never figure out a reason for spreading so much suffering.
Which is it for you? Do social situations rev you up or drain you?
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