Doing meaningful work means leaving your comfort zone and doing what most people don’t do.
Doing meaningful work requires you to proactively and energetically lead, engage, negotiate, inform, coach, motivate, present, network, and interact with people.
Doing meaningful work means being extroverted when required, because that is what’s necessary.
This is a skill that can be learned through practice.
Practice engaging with people. Practice presenting. Practice negotiating. Practice coaching and motivating the people around you. Practice putting yourself in uncomfortable situations.
The more you practice, the easier it becomes.