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How can I overcome my shyness with girls?

Ask questions: First would be to find out why you are shy? What are you afraid of? What about girls makes you insecure? Getting answers to some underlying questions can help you overcome that. Girls are just as insecure about guys. Be yourself , be honest, approach them like you would anyone else- respectfully and look to have fun without an agenda. Find things you have in common to talk about. ...Read more

Dr. Ned Kalin
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Shyness (Definition)

People range in how they interact with others from very introverted or shy to very outgoing. Those that are shy tend to want to be by themselves, a introspective and thoughtful, anxious in their interactions with others and may prefer solitary activities rather than social ones. These are style differences and fall in the range of "normal." Some people are shy sometimes ...Read more


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How can I overcome my shyness around people?

How can I overcome my shyness around people?

Treatment: Treatment should begin with a good therapist. Treatment may also involve medications that are approved for social phobia like some of the ssri's. ...Read more

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How to overcome shyness?

How to overcome shyness?

No simple way: This is an issue that may be a problem . Comes from number of things. If self image is poor then shyness is not easy to overcome. Need to feel good about yourself. ARE you shy around anyone or just women. You can practice what to say to other in from of mirror. Get ideas from parent or good friend. Then practice in mirror. Note then going out with people you trust and engage in social areas helps ...Read more

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How can I overcome blushing and shyness as fast as possible?

It's a reaction : These are signs of anxiety. A few sessions with cognitive-behavioral therapist can make a world of difference. You may not be able to stop your body's reaction completely (it's an important signal for you) but you can shift how you think about the response and not make the reaction bigger and/or use techniques to calm quickly. ...Read more

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I love making friends but i'm shy. How to overcome my shyness?

I love making friends but i'm shy. How to overcome my shyness?

Shyness is about....: Fear. Plain and simple. Just know that adolescent shyness is very common and can be overcome. Fear of being known, or embarrassed, or unable to speak, or being rejected. Overcoming shyness, or fear, requires acting "confident, non-fearful & outgoing, " believe it or not. You can do it! check this out: http://books.Google.Com/books/about/top_10_tips_for_building_friendships.Html?Id=_o2eotznbx8c. ...Read more

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Is speaking in class a good way to start trying to overcome shyness?

Is speaking in class a good way to start trying to overcome shyness?

Yes: Any _action_ you can take that gives you a chance to see that nothing dreadful happens when you interact with people will help overcome anxiety about interacting. Look at phillip zimbardo's book on shyness for more help. ...Read more

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How might extreme shyness be overcome?

How might extreme shyness be overcome?

Meds + therapy: Best approach is to engage in a specific type of therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) to learn coping skills and practice overcoming your fears with a professional by your side. Medications such as ssris (prozac, zoloft, (sertraline) celexa, etc..) can be very helpful as well. A. ...Read more

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How to overcome shyness with medication?

How to overcome shyness with medication?

May Not Be Needed: Shyness by itself is a normal personality trait and does not automatically require treatment. However, if shyness is part of a more severe picture, or if you are not able to do the things you really need to do, then it would be worthwhile to talk to a mental health professional. Medication may or may not be needed. ...Read more

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How can I help my child overcome shyness?

How can I help my child overcome shyness?

Patience: Babies transition thru stages in life. Under 6mo they may be interested & happy with everyone, then go thru an awakening to realize how much they depend on you. This results in separation anxiety, a normal finding.It varies with child & situation & may continue for some time. They grow up understanding you, but not new people, settings, etc. Work with them to enjoy such events & this should pass. ...Read more

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How can I help my child to overcome her shyness?

Make her feel safe.: Kids are normally shy when they are young. You do not mention your childĀ“s age, but being shy is part of a personality trait and not a disease. Most people, adults and children alike feel shy" when they around strangers or large gatherings, not to mention when they have to give a presentation at school. Let her know it is ok to be shy and avoid pushing her. She will blossom when it is right. ...Read more