I don’t consider myself a hermit, I like being around people, just not all the time. But I especially like to go into my cave (basement/garage/home office) and work on a project and don’t like to be disturbed until I am either done with my project or I’ve achieved a significant milestone.
Entrepreneurship is about meeting with people, connecting, solving problems by communicating, this is where my energy starts to wane. It’s not a dislike for these kinds of events, I actually enjoy meeting people and talking about stuff, but it saps huge amounts of energy from me.
I am currently at a cross roads in my career as a self-employed consultant/entrepreneur and need to decide how best to combine my cave time with the right amount of extroverted social skills needed to have a successful business.