Maybe instead of hardy I should have used the word adaptable. :)
I find it interesting how many writers are introverts. I consider myself to be in that category, too. A few years back I read Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. I cannot remember any details, but do remember it spoke to the heart of who I am and how I move in the world.
Writing my words is the way I am able to get our all of the thoughts I would never share, except for with those whom I have a certain relationship. In person, I filter everything before speaking.
Maybe that is why this space is so precious to me. The writers with whom I have connected listen and respond. There is empathy. I am comfortable.