Why are some people shy?

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  1. Kevin Peter profile image69
    Kevin Peterposted 5 years ago

    Why are some people shy?

    Does this shyness have any connection with the circumstances in which they have been brought up?

  2. Abby Campbell profile image93
    Abby Campbellposted 5 years ago

    Some people are shy because it's genetic.

  3. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    Shy is just a personality trait.  In some I suppose it could be exacerbated by a tough upbringing - like if a parent is always hyper-critical, it could make a child feel a lack of self-confidence that would make them hold back even more or feel very self-conscious about talking with other people for fear of judgment.  Mostly though it is a personality trait.

    As a child I was horribly shy and introverted - it was painful to talk to strangers.  As I grew up, I adapted and learned skills that allowed me to do better socially.  I also became more self-confidence and that also helped, but I am still an introvert and always will be.  It is how I am wired.  There's nothing wrong with that at all.  It provides balance.  We need introverts and extroverts both in the world for many good reasons smile

  4. Elderberry Arts profile image96
    Elderberry Artsposted 5 years ago

    Everybody always said I was shy as a child and I grew up believing so and later had problems as I grew fearful of people. In fact I have aspergers syndrome so it wasn't so much that I was quiet around people or preferred to be alone because I was shy and afraid but because I don't feel those things in the same way most people do and was genuinely happy alone.

 
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