i appreciate and like to use silence because too much yapping frays my own nerves. it's not because i gather/use information in a specific way. it's more because i instinctively think of bandwidth-for-processing-speech as a finite quantity in everyone, whether it is or not. so i instinctively budget the way i use it.
there's also the fact that as an introvert i hate wasting my own bandwidth-for-producing-speech. it shaves a tiny bit of effort off my day's worth of internal resources to produce words. so i'm not gonna talk if i don't get the sense from the group dynamic that it's likely i will be heard. this is probably even more of a factor than the other one, actually .
but as i say, i am not my thinking style. my introversion is not the same thing as my thinking style; it's my energy level and how it's oriented, and that's independent of how i collect, process and re-output data.