In general I consider myself to be a rather self sufficient, independent person, and this has been the case pretty much ever since I was born. My mother used to call me a wonder baby, (or something along those lines), due to the fact that I didn’t need too much attention, just needed feeding and other life essentials, but otherwise enjoyed being left alone.
When it comes to stressful situations or any activity, it really depends on the particular situation. In some cases being with complete strangers can be easier, no baggage no expectation, and you may not even see them again, so you don’t have to worry about making a fool of yourself 😛 On the other hand I want people who are the most understanding for other situations, since they will be able to help the most.
There are of course many variations in between, but the one person I would appreciate being with through thick and thin, whom I can be most free with, is of course my beautiful wife 🙂