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There is a difference between shyness and introversion. A lot of people are both, but it needn't be the case. In particular one can work to improve the shyness aspect, but probably change being an introvert.

Once they overcome the shyness, introverts can be good at having short productive meetings. There's no desire for chit-chat. If you organize ahead of time, have clear questions, get to the point, then it should be okay.

Presentations, etc. are skills that you can learn and manage. While the after-presentation parties may never be easy, all of this are learnable skills. These are skills that extroverts need to learn as well. Just because somebody loves company and can talk up a storm, doesn't naturally mean they have good communication skills.

These soft skills are vital to advancing in your career. There's really no way around that. You need to communicate with others.