Introverts in Ministry?

Here’s an unofficial poll. I’d like your comments. I’ll respond via blog later.

Unofficial Poll: In your opinion, can an introvert be effective in ministry and remain an introvert?

Let me clarify a couple of things.

1) I’m speaking of a real introvert – someone who processes internally rather than externally, someone who draws their energy from solitude and/or being with a small group of close friends or family. Not someone who has low self-esteem.

2) I’m speaking of pastoral staff ministry.