Introverts are often mistaken for living with social anxiety. However, these two concepts are vastly different. The difference is that introversion is a personality trait that has to do with the source you get your energy from, while social anxiety is a mental disorder.
Not every introvert is socially anxious and not every person with social anxiety is an introvert. Still, the quiet ones are often more susceptible to social anxiety for a number of reasons. 1.