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I agree, cannon... plus studies have shown introverts to be less 'needy' than your over-socialized extroverts. Extroverts require attention while introverts tend to slow down and think more... far more useful to the fold (according to studies).
"Several studies exist to support our assumption that introverts are smarter. A study by “The Gifted Development Center” found that around 60% of gifted children are introverted (compared with 30-50% of the population) and that the same is true of 75% of highly gifted children...
Some of the world’s top inventors are introverts. Believed to be the most intelligent people in the world, they prefer to be alone to focus on their craft. Little to no social stimulation gets in the way of their thinking.
Bill Gates, Larry Page (founder of Google), Albert Einstein and Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple Computers) are all introverts."
Also... this Ted Talk from Susan Cain hit home to me: