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Shyness (also called diffidence) is the feeling of apprehension, lack of comfort, or awkwardness especially when a person is around other people.

Shyness - American Psychological Association


Shyness is the tendency to feel awkward, worried or tense during social encounters. Severely shy people may have physical symptoms like upset stomach; ...

Shyness - KidsHealth


Shyness is extremely common, especially among teens. But lots of mild to moderate shyness melts away with practice and familiarity, making social situations ...

Shyness | Define Shyness at Dictionary.com


Shy, bashful, diffident imply a manner that shows discomfort or lack of confidence in association with others. Shy implies a constitutional shrinking from contact or ...

Shake Your Shyness


A website dedicated to helping people overcome shyness through education-- providing information on the origins of shyness, tips for overcoming shyness, ...

Shyness Home Page | Resources on Shyness and Social Fitness


Links to resources; information about The Shyness Institute in Palo Alto, California.

Understanding and Overcoming Shyness - Caltech Counseling Center


Shyness : The Facts : ReachOut.com USA


Shyness is usually associated with being quiet, insecure, and/or socially anxious. Being shy is not necessarily bad. We can all feel shy from time to time, so it's ...

Shyness - definition of shyness by The Free Dictionary


adj. shi·er shi·est (shī′ĭst) or shy·er or shy·est. 1. Easily startled; timid: a shy deer. 2. a. Tending to avoid contact or familiarity with others; retiring or reserved: a ...

Shyness | definition of shyness by Medical dictionary


Shyness is a personality trait that produces behaviors ranging from feeling uncomfortable at a party to an extreme fear of being watched by others while talking ...

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Shyness | Psychology Today


Shyness is the awkwardness or apprehension some people feel when approaching or being approached by other people. Unlike introverts, who feel energized ...

Shyness: The New Solution | Psychology Today


Jan 1, 2000 ... The results of a recent survey are shaking up our ideas about shyness and pointing to a surprising new approach for dealing with it.

BBC - Future - Why we should celebrate shyness


Aug 31, 2016 ... Despite outselling every other writer of the time, she said she was still paralysed by “miserable, horrible, inevitable shyness”. “I still have that ...