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Don't understand why I have confidence issues. Always been a high achiever. Well respected and loved. How do I cope w/ so much shyness, indecisiveness?

Don't understand why I have confidence issues. Always been a high achiever. Well respected and loved. How do I cope w/ so much shyness, indecisiveness?

Untreated SAD: Shyness is the primary symptom of social anxiety disorder. While you have depression, I wonder if the social anxiety portion got missed. Go online and google liebowitz social anxiety disorder questionnaire, print it out, fill it out and take it in to your doctor. See a psychologist for cbt and a psychiatrist for the anxiety and depression. Sad starts about age 13 and effects 13% of people. ...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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What is the cause of shyness?

What is the cause of shyness?

Think of others: Shyness and self-consciousness can stem from a desire to avoid the negative evaluation of others. Practicing focusing techniques works well for many people. In your interactions with others focus on them and their interests. Increase your curiosity about them and their experiences. Let them tell you their story. Celebrate their victories and encourage them in their struggles. Therapy could help. ...Read more

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How can I conquer extreme shyness?

How can I conquer extreme shyness?

It's important to: Work on your self esteem. Work with a therapist and build your confidence to overcome your shyness. It is worth it. ...Read more

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How does shyness affect your health?

How does shyness affect your health?

Risk factor: Shyness is associated less social support and difficulty adapting to significant life transitions (I.e., changing schools or jobs). As a result shy individuals are more at risk for social anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem that may lead to negative health outcomes. However shyness exists on a continuum from mild/non-clinical to severe social phobia, with 20-40+% of people report shyness. ...Read more

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How can you deal with extreme shyness?

How can you deal with extreme shyness?

Try to reach beyond: Your comfort zone. Set some simple goals, i.e., to smile and say something at a social gathering to one new person. Practice before hand some possible things to say. Join a social group that does some activity you like, ie, hiking or volleyball. Meet with a therapist to develop some goals and practice. Good luck & let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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Is there any medication used for shyness?

Is there any medication used for shyness?

Psychotherapy: Shyness is almost certainly not directly a physical disease so it's best the address it interpersonally. There are many experienced therapists who specialize in this - you can inquire by calling. It can take a few sessions to discover if this is a goof fit - but you can learn skills that will resolve it over time w/ your effort. If they think an anti-anxiety pill will help - they'll refer for that ...Read more

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How do you help cure shyness in your child?

How do you help cure shyness in your child?

Get them involved in: Activities that will build self confidence. Acting classes, dance, music all include some recitals/performances. Pick something that the child enjoys and hopefully can excel in. Programs like the girl or boy scouts also help by getting them involved in groups and by getting acheivment badges. This will help them try many different kinds of activities and make friends in the process. ...Read more

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Is there any effective way to reduce shyness?

Is there any effective way to reduce shyness?

Exposure: Shyness like other traits, can be modified, but not completely eliminated. Exposing yourself to new situations with unknown people repeatedly may ib essence desensitize yourself to shyness in these situations. By forcing yourself to meet and interact with ubfamiliar people may also boost your self- confidence. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Shyness?

What is the definition or description of: Shyness?

Prefer to be alone: 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 and outgoing other times ...Read more

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Are there drugs that help with shyness and make you more social?

Are there drugs that help with shyness and make you more social?

Sort of: There are drugs that decrease anxiety, which would allow you to feel freer to interact in social situations. HOWEVER, you may not be socially anxious, but just introverted. Extraversion/introversion is thought to be "normally distributed, " which means literally half the population is introverted. If so for you, it's not something to treat with medication, but rather to embrace and work with. ...Read more

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How do you treat or cure shyness in your child, without medicice?

How do you treat or cure shyness in your child, without medicice?

Shyness not illness: Shyness is not an illness; it is a personality trait. However, sometimes there are underlying issues related to anxiety that need to be treated. If it seems to be a more serious problem, please do not label your child "shy". Try not to put your child "on the spot". Help build up your child's self-esteem and give your child plenty of encouragement. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between shyness and something else?

Impairment: Most of us are shy in at least some settings. If you are shy but it doesn't interfere with how you live your life, don't worry about it. It shyness starts to rule--avoiding situations, refusing to go somewhere you really want to go, becoming a "homebody, " then it well may be more than just shyness and time to seek help with a professional. ...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?

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 get over shyness?

Focus on them: Shy people tend to be preoccupied with themselves (e.g., will people like me?) when they encounter others. Consider, the next time you meet someone, focus on learning about the other person (a favorite subject for many). This will take the spotlight off you, and may help you relax. Relaxation and mindfulness skills can also be invaluable as can developing interests to bolster your self-confidence. ...Read more

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How do I get over my shyness?

Exposure: Shyness like other traits, can be modified, but not completely eliminated. Exposing yourself to new situations with unknown people repeatedly may ib essence desensitize yourself to shyness in these situations. By forcing yourself to meet and interact with ubfamiliar people may also boost your self- confidence. ...Read more

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How can I get over extreme shyness?

How can I get over extreme shyness?

Shyness: Force yourself to simply start a conversation with someone you are around...For example. Go to the coffee house and strike up a conversation about anything with the coffee employee. ...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 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 can I help my child to overcome her shyness?

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

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Can you tell me how I could get over my shyness?

Can you tell me how I could get over my shyness?

Shyness is: Something that can be attractive. When it becomes extreme it interferes w/life and relationships. You can read the work of psychologist dr. Philip zimbardo for help. He is an expert on shyness. Also, please seek help from a mental health professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could overcome my shyness?

Can you tell me how I could overcome my shyness?

It may be difficult: But try taking small steps Get involved in clubs, sports or other group activities. Even if you don't want 2 try out for a play, consider becoming part of the stage crew. It's a way to make friends and interact with people. It will help you feel more comfortable in other situations as well. Try speaking with one new person a day. Start by smiling and giving them a compliment or saying good morning ...Read more

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Do you think extreme shyness is a form of mental illness?

Do you think extreme shyness is a form of mental illness?

Not necessarily.: If this is the only issue, then likely not. On the other hand, if the shyness is caused by excessive worry or anxiety or a real fear of people, it could be related to a mental illness. ...Read more

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What might I do to get over my shyness and become confident?

What might I do to get over my shyness and become confident?

Overcoming anxiety: You may benefit from a therapist who specializes in anxiety, but u may just need to develop a stronger sense of confidence in who u are. If we compare how we feel to how others appear to feel we will always be on the "losing end." others may feel same as u but hide it in order to look more confident than they are. Read "the four agreements" by don miguel ruiz for a different way to think about it. ...Read more

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Doctors! What activites can I do this summer to stop my shyness?

Doctors! What activites can I do this summer to stop my shyness?

Try to reach beyond: Your comfort zone. Set some simple goals, i.e., to smile and say something at a social gathering to one new person. Practice beforehand some possible things to say. Join a social group that does some activity you like, ie, hiking or volleyball. Meet with a therapist to develop some goals and practice. Good luck and let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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How to tell shyness from a mental illness? Can be hard to tell?

How to tell shyness from a mental illness? Can be hard to tell?

All about function: Shyness is a part of personality - the outward appearance of internal feeling. Everyone is perhaps shy or hesitant to share personal aspects of their life. Shyness and a shy personality only become a disorder or illness when they persistently interfere with function. If a person functions well then their shyness is not an illness. ...Read more

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Is it possible that somebody's drinking problems are caused by his shyness?

Is it possible that somebody's drinking problems are caused by his shyness?

Possible,,, unlikely: Shyness manifests in all sorts of ways, and people deal with it in many ways too, including drinking too much. However, blaming a chronic drinking problem on shyness probably misses the point. Alcoholism is a disorder, and we often look for "explanations" as a way of avoiding blame or denying there is a problem. "i'm just shy" is not an answer to why someone drinks to excess. ...Read more