My introversion is why I sorta love the internet — I can choose when and if I want to interact with anyone else.
A side story — as an introvert, I *hate* small talk. It drives me nuts. But one day I met someone whose small talk I actually enjoyed. I got stupidly lucky and married her. That was 27 years ago, and we’re still newlyweds.
Thing is, I don’t even like small talk with my sons (though I do my level best to put up with it)…but hers, I still enjoy.
So the moral of the story is this — just because we introverts hate small talk, that doesn’t mean there isn’t someone whose small talk we’d enjoy.