Susan Cain describes shyness as “the fear of social disapproval or humiliation, while introversion is a preference for environments that are not overstimulating. Shyness is inherently painful; introversion is not “(as cited in Baldasaro, 2012).
Introverts also are not anti-social because they also interact with others but lesser in frequency than extroverts. The collaboration is more on quality than quantity.
Baldasaro, T. (2012, September 10). Embracing Introversion: Ways to Stimulate Reserved Students in the Classroom. [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/blog/introverted-students-in-classroom-tony-baldasaro