Shyness - the pros, the cons and tips on using it to your advantage. If you've ever been called shy, you know it doesn't sound like a compliment. It often starts when you're very young. Someone says you're "quiet," and from then on you carry the label shy. You end up believing that you're below average in social and conversational skills. But being thought of as shy has a positive side, although there are pitfalls to avoid. What is shyness?
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