Not to be confused with shyness.
ntroversion is a temperament. it's inbuild and cannot be changed. It makes up the special you. Introverted people gain their energy from their own, complexed inner world, and tend to feel exhausted when they have to interact A LOT with people. (exrtoverted people gain their energy from the people around them)Whereas shyness is a form of anxiety. It's when you worry about what people will think, say or do about you if you do something. It's a symptom caused by many many factors, while Introversion is JUST YOU.
I'm a very introverted person. Though I tend to be charismatic, and people gather around me. I'm very lonely, and tend to only enjoy being with myself, and learning about myself. I have to think a lot because my brain uses its frontal lobe, and stores things in my long term memory bank. AS you know I'm American, and I live in a very extroverted society. Where fast talk, and acting on impulse is valued more than careful planning, and meaniful thinking.
Marked by interest in or preoccupation with oneself or one's own thoughts as opposed to others or the environment; shy or reserved -dictionary.com
Hey leave that kid alone! He's introverted.