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Shyness Personality is an abstract science about a very warm personal concrete subject matter Klinger21 In my first paper I described my personality according to the first five chapters of Derlega In this paper I am going to describe how my greatest fear shyness relates to the last half of class and the whole picture Shyness may be defined experientially as discomfort or inhibition in interpersonal situations that interferes with pursuing ones interpersonal or professional goals It is a form of excessive self-focus a preoccupation with ones thoughts feelings and physical reactions Shyness reactions can occur at any or all of the following levels cognitive affective physiological and behavioral and may be triggered by a wide variety of arousal cues Among the most typical are authorities one-on-one opposite sex interactions intimacy strangers and having to take individuating action in a group setting Lynne Henderson PhD Shyness Clinic 1996 These are just a few that I fall into To put it in other terms shyness is a shrinking back from life that weakens the bonds of your human connection with others and us There are many symptoms that overt shyness Some are as follows speech dysfluencies sweating dry mouth trembling or shaking fear of negative evaluation and looking foolish to others depression anxiety and low self-esteem are just a few that I experience Research has distinguished shyness from introversion although they are typically related Zimbardo P G 19771990 Shyness What it is what to do about it Introverts simply prefer solitary to social activities but do not fear social encounters as do the shy while extroverts prefer social to solitary activities Although the majority of shyness is introverted shy extroverts are found in many behavioral settings They are privately shy and publicly outgoing They have the requisite social skills and can carry them out flawlessly in highly structured scripted situations where everyone is playing prescribed roles and there is little room for spontaneity However their basic
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