I see your point, ATrigueiro. I’m an odd one — I enjoy my own company and I enjoy other people’s but need a balance between the two. I can be painfully shy as well as outgoing, but never in an overbearing, in your face kind of way. I actually enjoy listening and asking questions more than talking. (Writing is obviously a bit different…)
Also, I guess I deliberately put myself in situations when I needed to come out of my shell so often that it’s become second nature.
As for the lawnmower, no idea (=no interest) how to work it. I could try talking to it and see if it replies! 🤓