Shy People Stigma – How we Can Change that!

by Dealing with Social Anxiety

There is a stigma attached to shy people that can not be brushed aside or forgotten. For quite some time people with extreme shyness were considered to be stuck up, pushovers, boring but this is not so!  Shy people know better.  Yet, there is still a label that carries a negative connotation in our society.  This in itself can cause stress and anxiety in people who are shy, and really make them want to continue to be introverts.   I truly believe that this stigma can change, and it is up to us to do it!

Taking the time to gain some understanding about shy people can go a long way.  This insight will help shy individuals feel more at ease and comfortable in a social setting.  There are some benefits,  that will help you get an idea of the kind of individual’s that they are.:

Characteristics of  Shy People:


Attentive and a great listener

Clear Thinkers – they think before they speak

Care about others

Affectionate and loving


Those are a few positive qualities that shy people have.  Of course, they are always some difficulties that people with extreme shyness have as well.  Sometimes they may feel insecure and too afraid to socially interact, but there are certain things that can be done to alleviate some of the negative aspects of being shy.

Overcoming Extreme Shyness Tips

First, find out what is it that you are afraid of, and slowly set a goal to face that fear, then eliminate that obstacle and move to the next.  This is not so easy, but you can start with a small task and slowly build from there.  It may take several times so don’t stress it.  You can do it, but you must try.  Slowly but surely you will see progress. I know because I am still facing my own challenges, but progressively making efforts to overcome extreme shyness.

Secondly, what is it that you really want to do in life?   Go and do the research to find the way to make it real!  It’s never too late to pursue your desires. It is a step by step process, but you must take the initial step to toward overcoming shyness.

Thirdly, you must identify your talents or good characteristics, not just those on the outside, (because shy people often feel unattractive), but those on the inside that count the most. For example, one of my talents is singing, so I now sing in church.  I am also a good listener and care about people.  Your talents are different.


So look within yourself I am sure there are many great qualities, once you know what those are, then you will learn to love yourself.  Loving who you are will give you the strength and courage to overcome shyness.

Also, remember that you are not alone.

One should never feel bad about shyness, in fact, it is OK to be shy. Sometimes people just want to be quiet and left alone, and they should not be labeled or judged.  Everyone is different and if we just learn to be more understanding of each other’s differences whatever that may be, it will make life less stressful for everyone!

Live and let live, do good things and speak kindly.  I called my site “overcome shyness easily,” and that it is because it can be if people work together (shy or not), as a community to help one another.

Remember that…Personal growth is a lifelong process, so be proud of who you are and still becoming!


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