I am an introvert and I recently read a book on the good traits of introverts - you know, they have deeper relationships, etc.
But I have always felt like I was just introverted because I am terrified of being rejected by people. It's easier to be alone than to risk being rejected all the time. So I have seen it as an undesirable trait and I have worked hard on gaining social skills to overcome that undesirability.
Is introversion truly a gift/positive attribute? Should I embrace it, or keep working on being more social?