"Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them." -My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
I am not an introvert but I love and respect a great many people who are. I wish more people would understand what it means to be an introvert - maybe you are and you don't even realise. Introversion does not equal shyness.