The prompt was "shy". I thought to do a tortoise - the shell thing and all. But I thought a tortoise would be better as a painting and I didn't have time to mess with mixing paint. Pen and sketchbook it was.
I remember being shy around adults as a kid. By the time I was in my teens, I'd crossed the extrovert bridge for the most part. But I didn't wander too far from the bridge. Given a choice between going out to a party or having a quiet night in, I prefer... yes. Either has an equal chance of being chosen depending on my mood.
I've been subjected to the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator twice - once in college and then again a few years later. I came up ENTJ both times, "E" for extroversion. If nothing else, going through the exercise reminds us that we humans are a diverse bunch, on the insides as well as the outsides.
Why I drew a hermit house? Well, other than laziness, not much. In general, I think that hermits prefer to be isolated from others, but shy people don't. Otherwise, why are there so many books about how to overcome shyness? How to meet people? How to be comfortable in a crowd? Etc.?
But, it's a hermit house. I'd leave him alone. I'm not overly shy, but I think I can take a hint.