Overcoming Shyness

Posted at 11:40 am on 07/09/2015
‘The brains of shy or introverted individuals might actually process the world differently than their more extroverted counterparts, a new study suggests.


About 20 percent of people are born with a personality trait called sensory perception sensitivity (SPS) that can manifest itself as the tendency to be inhibited. The trait can be seen in some children who are “slow to warm up” in a situation but eventually join in, need little punishment, cry easily, ask unusual questions or have especially deep thoughts, the study researchers say.

The new results show that these highly sensitive individuals also pay more attention to detail, and have more activity in certain regions of their brains when trying to process visual information than those who are not classified as highly sensitive.’

The study was conducted by researchers at Stony Brotrueselfhelp.com University in New York, and Southwest University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, both in China. The results were published March 4 in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience



Many well-known personalities have battled their own versions of shyness and anxiety.

David Letterman, the now famous talk show host, used to battle with shyness.
Diana, the Princess of Wales was a naturally shy individual who found a way to shine on her own terms.
Albert Gore, the man who sptrueselfhelp.com e to the entire world about “The Inconvenient Truth” used to be a shy person, growing up.


Like you, they had to spend a great deal of their time trying to psyche themselves to face people and challenges. Once you understand this, you will realize that you have an equal opportunity to shine, just like everyone else in this world. If they did it, so can you!


The ‘Real’ Truth

About 50% of the people in this world will describe themselves as ‘shy.’ Some of these people may have been shy at one point in their lives and were able to find ways to overcome it, while others may still be battling with it. It is possible to overcome shyness with proper processes and strategy-development.
  • If you have the fear of rejection, it is perhaps rooted in some kind of rejection faced in the past. If so, then aim to understand the root cause to resolve any issues.
  • If you exhibit a lot of shy mannerisms such as being unable to make eye contact with people you have a very soft almost inaudible voice always watching out for yourself to make a mistake, you are quick to say “Sorry” and “No, thank you!” then learn to break free from these mannerisms. Practice speaking with confidence – and this means speaking evocatively and with perfect command, and audibly while maintaining eye contact with people.
  • If you maintain a very shy posture, strive to develop a way of standing straight, keeping your feet balanced, which feels natural and supportive for you. Seek help with this from experts.



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