In "Shyness", Bernardo J. Carducci, Ph.D., draws on more than
twenty years of research to penetrate the many myths and mysteries
surrounding shyness. Through compelling case studies, a
comprehensive presentation of the latest discoveries, and numerous
self-help strategies and self-assessment quizzes, Dr. Carducci
helps to enlighten and encourage shy people who feel isolated and
misunderstood. In "Shyness", Carducci explains the basic principles
of shyness; discuses the psychical, mental, and emotional
expressions of shyness; and explores the biological, psychological,
and societal roots of this trait. In addition, Dr. Carducci traces
the manifestations of shyness at different life stages. In an age
of instantaneous, on-line electronic interpersonal relationships,
he outlines the specific challenges facing shy individuals in
"Shyness" is not about transforming shy people into extroverts.
Its principal mission is to promote what Dr. Carducci calls "the
successfully shy life"-- one of self-awareness, self-acceptance,
and self-confidence. He provides such easy-to-implement strategies
managing your shyness when meeting new people
managing your shyness at work
making small talk
initiating romantic relationships
parenting shy children
What is shyness? What causes it? Are we born shy or do we become
shy? Is there a cure?
Shyness affects millions of us-- nearly half the population
describes itself as shy-- and between 76 and 95 percent of us,
though not shy now, have been shy at some point in our lives.
Shy children are not destined to be shy adults.
Shyness does not equal low self-esteem.
Shyness is not a "disease", personality deficit, or character
Humans aren't the only species to experience shyness. Scientist
have been studying she cattle as well as shy cats, shy fish, and
Some of the world's most famous, richest, smartest, and bravest
people are shy.
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