I'm a talker. I enjoy talking to someone face to face more than anything because I get to see their expression, body language, hear the inflections in their voice, and it makes me overthink what I say way less than I would have to if it were through text or online.
As I get older, I care a lot less, and want to communicate with others a lot more. I see the danger in us not communicating physically or at all, and it worries me. I know that community plays a huge role in my mental health, personally.
It's funny because I just read something recently about how most artists in the art community are introverted, or at the very least, ambiverted. I think that's pretty accurate.
As an ambivert with more extroverted characteristics, I find it even more lonely because I'm surrounded by mostly introverts online as well as IRL. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one talking or interested in communicating and wanting to make friends. And often I get the feeling that most people say what they don't mean, and it sucks.
But that's not the case with this forum though. I'm very grateful I found it because it's one of the only places where I don't feel alone <3
Thanks to everyone here who speaks up!