I consider myself to be an introvert. I'm comfortable with this even though sometimes I wonder how it would be like to have a few close friends. I'm not lonely. I have my wife, daughter, grandson and a small family.
Maybe I'll have to get involved with some volunteer work. Or is that using the volunteering for ulterior purposes? I'll have to look for something I truly believe in.
Here's a link to my earlier post about being an introvert:
Understanding the Introvert
Here are some ideas. While copying from a few interesting sites I lost some of the credits. I hope they won't mind.
"Remember, introversion is not an all-or-nothing characteristic. People can be what you might call introverts with a capital I (aka "very introverted") or they might be outgoing in some situations with some introverted tendencies. Introversion exists on a continuum with extroversion, and most people tend to lie somewhere between the two."
"One type isn't "better" than the other. Each tendency can have benefits and drawbacks depending upon the situation. By better understanding your personality, however, you can learn how to play to your strengths."
"Introversion is marked by a number of different sub-traits:
Enjoys understanding details
Interested in self-knowledge and self-understanding
Tends to keep emotions private
Quiet and reserved in large groups or around unfamiliar people
More sociable and gregarious around people they know well
Learns well through observation."
"As you might imagine, jobs that require a great deal of social interaction usually hold little appeal to people high in introversion. On the other hand, careers that involve working independently are often a great choice for introverts. For example, an introvert my enjoy working as a:
Here are links to articles you might want to read or skim:
Five Signs You Are an Introvert
introvert - Search Results - Naturale Chronicles
Friendship 101 for Introverts: 4 Steps for Success
Friendship Lessons From Introverts