Let’s be honest. Networking is not always terribly popular. Most people seem to know that it’s important in some (vague) way, but they still don’t really want to do it. (What has two thumbs and did not like networking at first? This gal right here.)
Networking conjures images of awkward conversations with strangers. Eh.
For introverts, networking is often approached with even more discomfort than the average person. In general, introverts thrive in small, close-knit groups. They’re easily tired out by large crowds and meeting lots of new people at once. (Which pretty much sounds… exactly like networking.)