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By American Counseling Association
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Overcome feelings of shyness


Last updated 6/21/2019 at 12:25am

Each person, at times, feels anxious about a situation they’re currently in or about to enter. If such feelings are the norm for someone, they may feel “shy” and they may find that other label them as such.

Being shy seems cute when it’s a small child hiding behind a parent’s leg but as people get older, being shy can leave them feeling needlessly anxious and often keeps them from opportunities and relationships from which they might benefit. Extreme cases of feeling shy can sometimes meet the criteria for social anxiety disorder or social phobia.

Fortunately, there are a numbe...

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