I think most people on this forum would have an understanding of what the general accepted view of an introvert is. I did not see the need to click a stupid link to educate myself on what the definition of an introvert is because I already understood this meaning way before I discovered MBTI.
I'm an Introvert by MBTI's theoretical standards, and by societies standards. As the "studies" suggest, I fit the definition because of the following: I'm a recluse, I'm shy, I'm slow to open up, I like to read and do activities which don't involve other people, cry easily, ask wierd questions, have thoughts which people find to complicated to care to listen, and considered sensitive.
I wouldn't be surprised that other introverts can relate to this, and would agree that this notion that introverts value people at the same level as objects would feel a little insulted.