Extroverts are energized by being with people. Introverts recharge by spending time alone. The beauty of cohousing is that you can choose when to interact with your community yet you have your private residence where you can have alone time. It is your choice. Another advantage is that your community is a small one where you know everyone. There can be small group interactions like having a cup of coffee with your neighbor on their front porch. Or you can be with the larger group for community dinners or parties. Cohousing residents establish clear boundaries and can communicate with others when they want alone time or when they want to socialize. It is the best of both worlds.