10/08/2013 08:55 am ET Updated Oct 08, 2013

When Did Introverts Become So Cool?

Do you only arise from the depths of your private room like a mystical unicorn once in a blue moon? Do you prefer Netflix to the company of other people? Do you mentally prepare yourself before going to a party?

If you answered "yes" to any, or all, of those questions, then you might be an introvert. Ironically, introverts are having a moment in the Internet spotlight. (The Huffington Post certainly has written plenty about them.)

In a new video, the PBS Idea Channel asks if the bookish caricature we see in popular culture is really what an introvert is, and if technology is making us more or less introverted.