Being an introvert does not mean being awkward or even shy. Why do people think this?

I’m very much an introvert, but not in any way awkward nor do I get stage fright. And I am quite definitely not even a little bit shy.

Want me to go speak before Congress tomorrow? Fine. Ain’t even a problem. Just let me rest and read a book after.

Not saying I’d do a great job, necessarily. Just saying that it would not make me nervous or worry me that much.