Wow! I have been exploring introvert/extrovert issues just this very week and look what I found on MDC. Coincidence? I don't think so.
I am an introverted SAHM to 6-yr old DD who is a major
extrovert. If she's not with a group of people, she feels she must
be interacting with me and demands 100% attention or else listening to books on tape, etc. and having constant noise of people talking. It's driving me crazy right now. DH is also mostly an introvert.
I had a talk with DD yesterday about introverts and extroverts and how she and I have differing needs in that respect. Later she told me, "Mom, I think I understand now why you've been kind of grumpy." So we're closer to understanding. Hopefully, we'll find a way to meet both our needs.
I have Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength
by Laurie Helgoe Ph.D. on hold right now at our library. I'm excited for it to come in.
Last time I did the Myers-Briggs I ended up with INFP. I will have to check it again and see what the percentages are just for fun.
I also have a history or anxiety (panic disorder), depression and OCD. What a fun combination....NOT! Currently working with an ND on these issues, which reminds me I need to call her and haven't because I hate calling people on the phone. Email has helped me stay social by arranging things online. I do like to be with friends one-on-one or sometimes even in very small groups if I know everyone. I really have to prepare myself mentally to go to a concert or some event with lots of people though. And then I need a lot of down-time.
Looking forward to reading the other responses on here.