My latest reply to the flying Solo article:
I am an Introvert now they tell me
Maybe everyone here that claims to be an introvert is simply aware that participating in groups is fraught with potential obstacles, as they have very few, if any explicit rules of engagement with the people that they would be working closely with. Aware that most discussions/conversations end up either as overly obsequious where no one is saying what they really mean or in an unresolvable dispute of some sort or another.
It sounds like you have all given up. I am in a similar position only that I have developed a set of rules of engagement and am now waiting to see if I can get an agreement to use them.
I am an extrovert in the waiting.
Love your work!