There are some days, like yesterday, where the last thing I want to do is be around people. I spend all day with students demanding my attention, usually with several of them wanting my attention at the same time, so it's no wonder that I want some time to myself when I come home. Yesterday, I had just had it with my students. One of them was doing something that she knew was making me upset and she wouldn't stop even though I asked her to stop several times. The only thing I wanted to do was come home and take a nap. I didn't want anyone else around me and even had a hard time with the animals who all seemed to want my attention the minute I got home.
But after I had taken a nap I was all ready to see people. Our friends from church get together every Thursday and, though I had originally said I wasn't up to coming, I changed my mind after I'd had some time to myself. And I'm glad I went to hang out with them. I had a great time catching up with them and I got to meet Andrew's boss and his boss's wife.
I'm still not sure if I would say I'm an introvert or an extrovert, but I'm happy knowing that some combination of time to myself and time with people seems to work for me.