Shafi’i on Personality: Balance yourself between introversion, extroversion

Yunus al-Sadafi reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Being withdrawn from people will earn hostility and being pompous with them will result in bad companions. Thus, be between an introvert and an extrovert.”

Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’ 13738

عن يُونُس بْن عَبْدِ الأَعْلَى الصَّدَفِي قال الشَّافِعِي رحمه الله الانْقِبَاضُ عَنِ النَّاسِ مَكْسَبَةٌ لِلْعَدَاوَةِ وَالانْبِسَاطُ إِلَيْهِمْ مَجْلَبَةٌ لِقُرَنَاءِ السُّوءِ فَكُنْ بَيْنَ الْمُنْقَبِضِ وَالْمُنْبَسَطِ

13738 حلية الأولياء لأبي نعيم الإمام الشافعي