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

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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