shyness


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Shyness is the tendency to feel awkward, worried or tense during social encounters, especially with unfamiliar people.
I am not sure if the Asian youth today are as diffident as most of their forebears, but while shyness might work in Asia, it probably might not be as much of an asset elsewhere.
In 2007 Debbie was featured in Oprahs O Magazine and helped Beverly Donofrio, an O columnist, overcome shyness which stemmed from childhood.
Judi James, an author and researcher of physical communication, said the first lady's apparent shyness and humility had an uncanny resemblance to the way Princess Diana represented herself during public outings, royal speeches and national events.
The dilemma of such students was that shyness hunt them in practical life as well, resulting in their failure.
But I don't think shyness is a very attractive thing in a person who's over 60
She also owns the stage when performing, so it surprises me somewhat to learn Eddi herself has a deep-rooted shyness and it's her singing that helps overcome that.
In addition, shyness has been found to be positively related to loneliness (Jackson et al.
Shyness is a natural response of obese adolescents which adversely affects their self- worth.
Carducci has devoted his academic career to the study of shyness, and his research underlies the analysis of shyness in this 44th title of the It Happened to Me series.
AS Louis Van Gaal prepares to arrive in Manchester, the new United boss has clearly taken on the words of that great Mancunian philosopher Morrissey, that: "Shyness is nice and shyness can stop you from doing all the things in life you'd like to".
Shyness is associated with high negative emotionality, negative affectivity, personal distress, low positive affect, and low constructive coping (Eisenberg, Fabes, & Murphy, 1995).