Introversion Does not Equal Shyness

Shyness and introversion are often used interchangeably but, according to the professionals I have spoken with over the years, they do not actually mean the same thing.  Those suffering from shyness usually experience general discomfort in social situations, a lack of self-confidence, and a fear of being judged negatively by others. Introverts gain energy by … Continue reading Introversion Does not Equal Shyness

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Shyness: An Insider’s Point of View

Please note: I am not a mental health or medical professional.  These are just my personal thoughts and opinions on living with shyness.  According to the American Psychological Association website (apa.org): “Shyness is the tendency to feel awkward, worried or tense during social encounters, especially with unfamiliar people. Severely shy people may have physical symptoms like blushing, … Continue reading Shyness: An Insider’s Point of View