A little bit about myself:
As a guest:
I absolutely LOOOOOVE to travel as I get a chance to experience different cultures. The highlights of my trips are without any doubt when I get the chance to taste the local cuisine and when I have the luxury of getting lost and finding hidden gems that are no-where to found in any guide :-)
As a host:
Please do not request to stay at my place if you plan on barricading yourself in the room with no interaction with me.
I am not saying that you cannot close the door to your room, when you want to kick back and relax, I do the same when I need a little respite from being a super-awesome host. :-P But if you are the type that is not interested in just a tiny bit of small talk: a quick 'Hello/Good-bye' then I politely urge you to find another host to stay with.