But I want to think about the ways that conversations about silence, about loudness, about taking up space, about relinquishing space freely, how these are each still conversations about power. The whole introvert/extravert taxonomy is a fun game to play–something to match our lives to–but it’s also something to think critically about in relation to our privileges. The ways we categorize ourselves can also inform how we might use or abuse those privileges. Those categories are also critical to the ways we think about self- and community-care, i.e. how we explain to people when and why we need space for ourselves or need company, and how that is related to our effectiveness and well-being.