Like many introverts there is a comfort in the role that we play at work. It is genuine and the interactions are genuine. Many put 110% into work, and it can be draining. Quiet time is essential to recharge.
This pretty much sums me up. I've traveled extensively, known many diverse people and groups, read and studied exhaustively... And yet, always something was missing. I've always had a hole that has never been filled. A few times, I felt I was close... but always ended up disappointed. I am resigned that I will never know what it is I'm missing to be complete. And no, It's not god or Jesus! Been there, done that. If anything, made it worse.