I think he’s probably right, but then again I am an introvert as well as shy.
What is an introvert? Look here.
If you aren’t familiar with the Jung/Myers-Briggs typology, then I suggest you go take this test.
It’s interesting to get more intuition into your own personality, but also helpful to learn about others.
It wasn’t until I took this test among classmates in a college course that I realized just how differently we all view the world. I had assumed most of my life that most people think and feel generally in the same ways that I do. Come to find out I’m rather the odd one out.
Only 25% of people are introverts, while most people are extroverts. I am an ISFJ with very strong preference to Introversion (78%) and Judging (87%). One you know your type then the Personality Page is a great resource for more specific details on your type.
Shyness is something else entirely. Read about it here.
The combination of Introversion and Shyness can be socially crippling. This is why I so value my interactions in the game. When things get too intense for me, whether on a shyness level or an introversion level, I can just log off.
So now you, fair reader, know far more about me than perhaps I should have shared.