"Inferior Si users at their worst will indulge in comfortable familiar experiences, but while these experiences usually center around rebuilding a feeling of technical competence for some it's most often directed at rehabilitating the unique value of one's personal identity and sense of self-expression. They may retreat home and indulge in the consistently positive feedback of close friends and family that they know will encourage them when they need it. When the chips are down, creating a little familiarity, leaving a rope by which to climb back to where we started, begins to strike the person as an increasingly prudent idea the more he grows and TeSi embeds itself further into his perspective."
That has happened in my recent past. I don't have problems making new friends, but as soon as they show disinterest, disapproval or lack of understanding, even in the slightest, I distance myself and go back to hanging out with my old crowd, who gets me and appreciates me.
I refused several great job proposals because they would lead me to uncharted territory in my depression phase too.
Maybe it's time for me to admit I'm much softer, or at least more sensitive, than I would like to be.