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If the idea of mingling at a party or giving a presentation in front of people make you feel sick, you are not alone.
About 30% of shyness is because of genetics. The rest comes abo...
The environment has a large effect on personality and mental health. However, genetics may drive us to extract aspects of the environment that match our actual predispositions.
Shyness in itself is quite common and normal, but it can become a problem if it develops into social anxiety where you avoid things that need to be done. You might not be able to t...
CBT is the most effective psychological therapy for people who have shyness and social anxiety.
CBT enables you to identify negative thoughts. It helps you realize what behavior is ...
To overcome shyness, focus on your audience and what's happening around you, rather than on your anxiety. You will be less caught up in whether you stumble over your words....
Shy people are often introverted, but they might also be extroverts who allow their anxiety to get in the way. Non-shy introverts might be socially adept but prefer their own company.
The Western world places value on confident, extroverted behavior over introversion, but in parts of Asia, being quiet and reserved is preferred.
In the West, good eye contact is praised an...
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All it means is that some people recharge when they are by themselves (introverts).
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Introversion is how you’re wired, whereas social anxiety is something that is holding you back due to fear instead of a choice you're making.
Non-anxious introverts are...