Most of us are hardest on ourselves, so make a habit of observing others (without making a big deal out of it). You may find that other people are suffering from their own symptoms of insecurity and that you are not alone.
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Sometimes we really are our own worst enemy. Don't allow your inner critic to put you down. Instead, analyze the power of that voice so you can defuse it.
Don't label yourself as shy--or as anything. Let yourself be defined as a unique individual, not a single trait.
Make a list of all your jitters and worries. Name them, plan how you're going to eliminate them, and move forward.
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Shy people sometimes feel disapproval or rejection even when it isn't there. People probably like you much more than you give yourself credit for.
There's no need to advertise your shyness. Those who are close to you already know, and others may never even have an opportunity to notice. It's not as visible as you probably think.
Especially when you spend a lot of time inside your own head, as shy people tend to do, it's easy to distort experiences, to think that your shyness ruined an entire event--when chances are it wasn't a big deal to anyone but you.
If you blush when you're uncomfortable, don't equate it with shyness. Let it stand on its own: "I've always been quick to blush."
If others bring up your shyness, keep your tone casual. If it becomes part of a discussion, speak of it lightheartedly.
Make a list of all your positive qualities--enlist a friend or family member to help if you need to--and read or recite it when you're feeling insecure. Let it remind you how much you have to offer.
Sometimes when you're scared, the best thing to do is to face it head on. If you're frightened, just stare it down and lean into it.
Shy people tend to have fewer but deeper friendships--which means your choice of friend or partner is even more important. Give your time to the people in your life who are responsive, warm, and encouraging.
There are always a few people who are willing to be cruel or sarcastic if it makes for a good punch line, some who just have no sense of what's appropriate, and some who don't care whom they hurt. Keep a healthy distance from these people.
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