This is one of my favorite quotes:
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
As a boy, much of the time I preferred the company of books before people. Indulging in inspiration, adventures, foreign places and concepts challenged and stimulated me. I was often building and inhabiting worlds in my mind, and not even focusing on the sensory elements of the phantasy… but preferring to dive deep into the abstract, ever-evolving, ever-spiraling patterns, equations, my own remixed formulae of reality.
Moving in the world, I’ve grown more and more interested in the human and social side of things, feeling all the more enriched by sharing stories with friends of different backgrounds than me. The feeling of closeness and mutual understanding is fertile ground for some of the more delicate and sublime experiences in life.
Still not a people-person, though. So yeah, that quote still sums it up pretty neatly.
If you’re taken aback by this, or if it all feels familiar to your own personality, try googling MBTI if you don’t already know about it, and specifically INTJ.