Is It Normal To Be So Shy?

Published by Joseph O'Conner on May 08, 2024

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Growing up extremely shy, I sought therapy and learned to manage my shyness through exposure therapy and cognitive-behavioral techniques, leading to a more fulfilling life.

Growing up, I always felt like I was the shyest person in the room. I would blush and stutter whenever someone spoke to me, and I would avoid social situations at all costs. It wasn't until I started researching the topic that I realized that being extremely shy is not as uncommon as I thought. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 15 million American adults suffer from social anxiety disorder. This realization helped me understand that my shyness was not something to be ashamed of, but rather something to be addressed and worked on. I sought out therapy and gradually learned to manage my shyness through exposure therapy and cognitive-behavioral techniques. Today, I am still introverted by nature, but I no longer let my shyness hold me back from living a fulfilling life.

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