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Shyness

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Cierra Everly

on 1 December 2016

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Transcript of Shyness

What is shyness?
According to the Psychology: Modules for Active Learning textbook, shyness is defined as, “…a tendency to avoid others, accompanied by feelings of anxiety, preoccupation, and social inhibition” (Coon & Mitterer, 2015, p. 467).

SHYNESS
Why is it important to know about shyness?
Shyness can cause issues in a shy person's life in more ways than most people will realize.

Example one: Education


Example two: Mental Health









How does shyness affect education?
According to Good, Harris, & Rimmer (2011), " Engagement through
debate and small group work is an expected part of university interactive learning experiences,
however, research has shown that many students avoid taking part in these types of personal
interactions."
People who are shy may not get the full education experience as their shyness may hold them back from asking questions and participating in class.
Cierra Everly
Works Cited
Coon, D., & Mitterer, J. O. (2015). Psychology:
Modules for active learning (13th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage.
Rimmer, J., Good, J., & Harris, E. (2011). Class
participation and shyness: Affect and learning to program. Retrieved from http://www.ppig.org/sites/default/files/2011-PPIG-23rd-Rimmer.pdf
Coon and Mitterer state on page 467, "While mild shyness may be no more than a nuisance, extreme shyness may be diagnosed as
social anxiety disorder
or
social phobia
and is often associated with depression, loneliness, fearfulness, social anxiety, inhibition, and low self esteem."
How Can Someone Overcome Shyness?
While someone struggling to deal with shyness may sometimes feel hopeless, it is possible to overcome. Coon & Mitterer make a list to help show how to overcome some shyness:
"1. I've got to be active in social situations.
2. I can't wait until I'm completely relaxed or comfortable before taking a social risk.
3. I don't need to pretend to be someone I'm not; it just makes me more anxious.
4. I may think other people are harshly evaluating me, but actually I'm being too hard on myself.
5. I can set reasonable goals for expanding my social experience and skills.
6. Even people who are very socially skillful are unlikely to be successful anyway near 100 percent of the time. I shouldn't get so upset when an encounter goes badly" (p. 468).
Why is This Information Useful to Me?
Personally, I am a
very
shy person.
I take a lot of online classes to avoid social situations that happen at school. I know this is not the way to deal with it, but that is why this section of my textbook was so useful. It gave tips on how to overcome my shyness and I plan on using those tips in my own life.
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