26. It is not healthy to love silence while fleeing interaction with others, to want peace and quiet while avoiding activity, to seek prayer while disdaining service. Everything can be accepted and integrated into our life in this world, and become a part of our path to holiness. We are called to be contemplatives even in the midst of action, and to grow in holiness by responsibly and generously carrying out our proper mission.
Pope Francis counsels a careful integration. Yes, introverts often desire that time away from people. But introversion/extroversion is less a natural state and more a reference of where one gains energy for life. By our calling, Christians are out and among others. Some of us are energized by interpersonal interaction, and others by a less busy social life. So be it. But every person needs a balance between contemplation and action.