7 Tips to Overcome Shyness

Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people. ~ AndrÈ Dubus

No matter whether you are an introvert or an extravert person, the feeling of shyness can be related to all. The biggest misconception that people have is that only introverts experience shyness, but that is not true. Infact it has more to do with being uncomfortable with one’s self, particularly around other people.


Tips to overcome shyness:

Following are the ways that can be used to turn shyness into personal empowerment.

• Find a cause: Find out and understand the situations which trigger the feeling of shyness in you? Also try to find out your concerns at that point?
• Stop being self conscious: Always remember that world is not looking at you all the time. People are too busy these days, so stop being self conscious and enjoy your life.
• Find your strengths: Find something you are good at and focus on doing it. It will boost your natural self esteem and your ego.
• Accept rejection: Learn to not take it the rejection personally. Everyone experience rejections at some point of time in there life. Learn a lesson from it and move on.
• Get out of your comfort zone: Try and do something that you would normally never do. Never run from uncomfortable situations, stay and face them. It will all contribute in your personal growth.
• Be socially active: Interact with people. Don’t stay aloof.
• Overcome your anxiety: Practice yoga, meditation and breathing techniques to overcome your anxiety.

Are you a shy person?

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18 thoughts on “7 Tips to Overcome Shyness

  1. Nice article! :yes: :yes: I’m kind of a shy person..and that pic is totally me when i was a kid :teddy: I used to hide my face like that whenever guests visited house!! 😀 😀

  2. I think shy people are insecure. I know….I was shy before…what others will think, will it matter what I say?, will anyone joke about it? what if I blurt something stupid? etc. etc……its thousand thoughts that prevent you to come out of your shell…..but you need 1 right person in your life to help you see that overcoming shyness is not only good, but the bestest thing in life.

    Sure I do think same things before, but now I dont care what is the outcome. As long as I know I am right and its going to help me……I just say it.

  3. Rati, I have a question for you….

    What is the best thing you like about MAC….name 1 thing which you think is totally worth the price……!!!!

      1. Its just one of the days when I want to do impulse buying…I am so stressed….mainly due to lack of sleep….so I was like what should I buy next???

        I already have Studio Careblend Pressed powder, once that is over, I’ll get Skinfinish Natural….

        May be I will go and hang out and see if I have something interesting….either at MAC or Sephora…

        For me, it would be Prep+Prime and ProLong wear foundation….superb combo for medium cov. – dry/combo skin.

  4. I used to be really shy when i first met people …. i agree with Nia, i guess i was insecure…and because i spoke less people often mistook me to be snooty/arrogant. But all that slowly changed when i realized it was really holding me back from achieving what i wanted….. :))

  5. Hmm… I have a different problem altogether. I am almost always thinking something or the other deeply. Sometimes math problems, sometimes things related to business, other times life in general. It’s as if I have an entire world alive inside me. And I hardly notice people around me. 😐

    1. ummm sanjeevji ..im the same 😛 😛 :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: and then ppl think im reserved or i have attidtude… but actualy im a thinker /dreamer… jo bhi 😛

  6. Mee very shy :secret2: :secret2: :secret2:
    reading these Tips makes me feel I will be able to overcome it one day…!!! :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

  7. i am not sur eif being shy and speaking in front of many ppl is the same thing but if it is in front of many ppl then I am definitely shy..i can speak maybe 1:1 or 1: 3 or 4 but more than that i end up stammering sometimes and that stammering keeps me away from talking too much. This is mostly becos of a couple of bad experiences..i tried my luck at elocution when i was in school and i forgot the words in the poem on stage. i was standing for a few mins without saying anything except in my mind i kept saying ‘Oh god, help me remember the words’..i remembered the words and cotinued but those few seconds seemed like eternity and the second time was when i tried to sing in front of abt 200 ppl and i went a little besur and my parents made fun of it but according to them it was just light humour but somewhere it stuck that if i falter ppl will make fun of me so i never attempted singing or speaking in front of so many ppl again 🙁 at work i have to give a presentation occasionally and I get so psyched out before a presentation..(i think i do a decent job eventually but if i had a choice i would never do it)

    these tips would really help. Thanks Era

    1. Lol, it’s the reverse with me. I’m usually reticent about speaking with a small crowd but with a large crowd, i.e. 60- 500 people I turn on 🙂

  8. i was shy in my school age ………..but once i came in college i knew there is no place for shy person……..so i improved myself ………thats very hard man :yikes:

  9. me too not at all a social person.. guess i dont have even fb or orkut account… but this imbb i cant leave… but m not shy too

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