The Hermit denotes a need to have some space between you and everyday hustle and bustle of our busy world. The Hermit needs to retreat. Indeed, happiness for The Hermit requires seclusion, freedom for material wants, and time for intense introspection. The answers The Hermit needs cannot be found in our physical world.
The truths he seeks are internal, spiritual, and the distraction of a well developed social life can only impede his quest for his personal truths. Still, although not anything remotely resembling extrovertism, The Hermit does sometimes need to share time with others; so he can learn or teach, guide or be guided.