Honestly, when I tell people that or when the fact that I'm an introvert comes up, they are surprised. In some situations where I'm used to people (larger family get-togethers, church functions, etc.) it's uncomfortable for me to talk to new people but I have no problem whatsoever socializing with those I know well or feel like know me well.
Social media has given introverts like me a false sense of security when it comes to socializing with people I don't know. The thought of telling someone that I like their necklace or that i agree with their viewpoint is much easier behind the "walls" of a computer screen and keyboard than to do in person. I have no problem putting out some random (often ridiculous) thought on Twitter but couldn't imagine telling a perfect stranger that.
Do you see this great dichotomy? I can be much more of a social person when I use social media or even other forms of digital communication like email.
Today starts a 2-day conference at work where all of the marketing people from the firm I work for are convening in Charlotte for our annual conference. These are people that I've communicated with for almost 2 years but have never actually met in person. Digital communication/email/IM/phone calls have enabled me to get to a place where I feel comfortable with them...now I have I meet them in person. So, cue the nerves.
I know I can't be the only introverted blogger in the world. Is anyone else this way??