What if I told you the biggest reason I'm a recluse is probably because of my tendency to be lazy and resist change? I feel more comfortable in my boring and simple routines, so I don't get out much. It's not really out of fear of being overwhelmed by the world. What fear? I don't really feel any fear. I'm not collecting knowledge in order to prepare for anything. What would I need to prepare for? I'm here right now, in front of my computer, because that's what I always do everyday. I'm content to just sit here and waste my time in comforting routines such as this, rather than go out places and try anything new. And it's not for the same reasons a 5 would have, because it's based on laziness, resisting change, and sticking to what's comfortable, rather than on fear of being overwhelmed by the world or being incompetent or anything like that. I may fear being incompetent on some level, but that's not what keeps me here in this chair. Not enjoying socialization is probably more of an excuse that I use to justify my avoidance. If I tried harder to actually be engaged and not let my mind drift off and think about things I would rather be doing, I would probably be able to enjoy it.