More recently, there has been an increasing amount of anime characters who are introverted yet still have a sense of humor. Reserved characters are easier to understand and appeal to more introverted viewers. The hijinks some anime characters get into because of their social awkwardness make them all the more lovable to their fans.
In WataMote, Tomoko is one of the most known anime characters worldwide. Her struggle with socializing, obsession with otome games, and tendency to daydream are painfully easy for some fans to identify with. However, Tomoko also has an abrasive personality that doesn't make it any easier for her to socialize.
Tomoko's narcissistic self-righteous view of the world causes her to think everyone else is the problem and prevents her from changing. She is a stereotypical gamer weeb who loves online simulators more than actual people.