Stowe Boyd writes:
[Researcher Charles Walker] contrasted solitary activities — like singing alone, cooking alone, gardening alone — with their social analogues — joining a jam session, cooking and eating with friends, acting in a play with others — and found that social activities seem to be inherently more satisfying. Once again, it seems that we are social in our deepest DNA.
I’m not sure what this means for introverts like me. I readily admit that doing things in groups is fun. But certain things – writing, thinking, relaxing, to name a few – seem easier when alone.
I don’t mind being alone, most of the time. But reading stuff like this makes me wonder if I’m missing out, or if my “deepest DNA” isn’t quite as social as it ought to be.
Any introverts (or extroverts) out there want to chime in?