Susan Cain explains why she thinks shyness can be a “civilizing force” in our self-promoting culture: http://www.quietrev.com/susan-cain-quiet-podcast/#7
"Introverts are capable of acting like extroverts for the sake of work they consider important, people they love, or anything they value highly."
Being shy is not the same as being introverted
Even when the attention focused on me is positive, I am uncomfortable being looked at by a lot of people - it's just not my natural state of being. Susan Cain