I am not sure how introverts see friendship. I would say that because we are more reserved and our "real" friends are generally few, we do see friendship in a different way.
I don't know about you, but friendship to me is something I am careful about. Friendship to me is also pretty much a forever commitment. The ones I call friend have been my friends always no matter how far we are or how rare we talk. Time is of no importance.
My best friend lives overseas and we see each other very rarely now, but when we see each other nothing has changed.
So it is surprising to me, how feeble people can be about how they see friendships. The word seems to be thrown around so easily that it has become cheap. And apparently friendship etiquette is something we don't all agree on.
I recently went through something that has left me wondering in what planet I live. I made friends with this guy at my old job. Before I left that job, he made this huge deal about staying friends "forever" and going on a double date with my hubby and his wife.
I tried to get together with him a couple of times for lunch and he was never available. I even asked if I had done something to upset him and he said no, just crazy at work. Then, I realized I had also been unfriended on Facebook. And I asked why. The reply was "I am in a meeting, call you later." And that was the last of it.
I just let it go because although I seem to be a bit "dramatic" about things, the last thing I want to be labeled is a stalker, but it got me thinking about what is acceptable in friendships and in relationships today.
Back in my day, relationships were made, broken, mended through conversation. I guess an update on your FB status has become the way. Apparently, I didn't get the memo.