Of course the Water Rat, or Ratty as he likes me to call him, is extrovert while I am merely an introverted Mole. And I live snug underground, safe from the shocks of the world, while Ratty lives in a bijou residence right beside the full bodied river.
How I would love to be bold like Ratty, picnicking on the river in his beautiful boat, having adventures every day and loving every minute of it. But the best I can do is tag along and offer Ratty any support I can.
Of course the alternative is Badger. He also lives underground in a huge, ancient warren and he maintains his privacy fiercely. And although I would never say this to his face, he is a fierce introvert, while I am neither fierce nor an extrovert.
I have spoken to my therapist (yes, even Moles have therapists) and she blamed my mother. My mother was both fierce and timid at the same time, but I guess I have only inherited the timidity. No wonder I hero worship Ratty and Badger and take Halla as my role model.