ENXPs, describe your social life and what it means to you.
I never really had a particularly active social life. And it's starting to come to my attention how it has helped shape my personality throughout the years. External stimulation and curbing of Ne was often done more with the help of games, music, movies, books...fantasy. I have no difficulties making friends when in a new environment, but have two main circles of friends I've kept throughout the years, only one of which I really spent time with/in regularly (weekends mostly).
Recently though, I've started really urging for more intense and varied social interaction and I'm curious how much of I relate to other ENFPs in this way (I'm 23 btw). It used to be a non-issue for me, but I guess I've never felt content with my social life. I started paying less attention to art and stuff than I once did though, so when I'm bored I'm more inclined to think of social interaction and not...say....playing the new Halo zomg!
I wanted to know how much importance you people have put in social interaction, throughout the years. Was/is it paramount to you, in order to feel happy?
Also, I often find myself torn between intellectual curbing and silly-switch social curbing. And due to inferiror Si, I think, I have a tendency of misconstruing how much fun I've actually had in the past lol and always feels like I haven't lived life to the fullest. Part of it has to do with not having the means to always do I wanted or being among people who shared my likes I'd say...but I'm not sure anymore. But it is somehow connected to fitting in, I'm sure. I always pictured myself in a group of great friends doing all kinds of stuff and satisfying whims and travelling etc...and the reality is much more boring.
So, after that nap, what are your thoughts on this and your personal view on the importance of social life and/or external stimulation for you, as an ENXP? Can you fathom any patterns? What about your experience? Does it make you happy?