Word that means “general preference to flee from/avoid commotion/attention”

Something that doesn’t necessarily embody fear but cautiousness.

Contextually, this could relate to social environments.

A desire to remain in tranquil environments.

A general preference of calm environments.

A desire to not be the center of attention.

In general I am seeking a word that could be used to describe a person/animal/thing.

Answer

I would suggest introverted:

Characterized by interest in or preoccupation with oneself or one’s own thoughts as opposed to others or the environment; shy or reserved.

At least in the US, people typically describe others who would rather be by themselves than with others as introverted.

Source: the free dictionary

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