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Shyness

Welcome to my Shyness book summary!

Possibly the first book I ever read about being shy. The year may have been 2004.

One-Sentence-Summary: An all-in-one guide to navigating your shyness from everything from professional, personal, to romantic skills.

It’s interesting to note that as a shy person, oftentimes if we go to a party and don’t meet anyone, we blame ourselves by thinking something is wrong with us. Instead, do what the extroverts do: that party sucked! On the flip side as a shy person, when we have successes, we tend to think ‘wow, I really got lucky at that party (by meeting him or her or them).’

“If you’re anxious at a big party, take a break. Step outside for air, duck into the rest room to wash your hands, or examine a painting. Move in and out of “threatening” situations.” (p. 88)

booboo real-time book rating: ★★★★☆ (percentage of books with this rating: 34%)

“A stress reaction simply informs you that you’re highly alert and will be able to pick up on anything “dangerous” that comes your way. That’s all! Think of yourself as the most alert person in the room, not the most uncomfortable one.” (p. 88)

This blog will contain both my summary and review of the book Shyness.

In Chapter 8: Are We Born Shy, there is a section titled ‘Is There a Shy Gene?’ says that there is a correlation between how someone physically looks and shyness. For example, shy people tend to have narrower faces, a thinner fame, lighter eyes, and be conceived in August or September.

As I read the book, you will find my in-progress Shyness review and book summary notes below.

You are reading my book review and summary by Bernardo J. Carducci, Ph.D. Be sure to check out my digital bookshelf for 100+ book summaries.

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