If a person were very shy, could this be an impediment to suitability for the religious life? By this I mean a person who is quiet and reserved by nature, but also with the tendency toward dislike of social situations and social awkwardness.
All of the nuns who I have met in the past have been very outgoing and charismatic. On one congregation’s website I have seen as part of the requirements, “some social life experience”. Does that mean that a person has to have had a vivid social life before she can consider becoming a nun? Might this be necessary because otherwise she might not know what she is getting into/giving up, or because there is the risk of an underlying motive to run away from the world?