“The crowd intimidates me, its breath suffocates me. I feel paralysed by its curious look, and the unknown faces make me dumb.” — Frederic Chopin
I suspect that if there is, somewhere, a photo of me in a crowd, I would be the embodiment of Chopin’s words. As far as I know, there isn’t.
But I wonder; could introversion ever be a character trait in gannets?
Given their highly communal breeding and chick-rearing habits, it’s not a trait that I’d wish on them.