"I once hosted an introverted party. Everyone came over and did their own thing without talking to each other—coursework, laptop stuff, collages, cooking. It was an amazing, quiet time in the company of friends. I think fishermen and people-who-sit-on-porch-rocking-chairs know what I’m talking about."
"Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions."