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Usually a shy person’s thoughts tend to be negative, reflected little confidence in themselves and in their performance and denote an excessive criticism. A shy person tends to show anxiety and fear before social contacts. Experiencing different sensations and physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, perspiration, dryness of mouth, body tension, blushing, and even in some cases, nausea and vomiting. These symptoms are the reflection of all the physiological activation that occurs in the person. They also express a broad group of negative emotions such as sadness, guilt, irritability, anger, etc. At the moment have to interact with others, shy people tend to be blocked, do not maintain eye contact, your voice volume is low, made gestures and movements with your body that denote the nervousness, speak low and your body posture is rigid.

Another characteristic aspect is the avoidance of social contacts. These can be scarce and unsatisfactory and already given the situation social they tend to escape it. Shyness becomes a problem which is reflected in thoughts and negative feelings and misconduct and should be treated when the emotional well-being and overall quality of life of the person are affected. You must not confuse shyness with other similar things. There are people who relate little, simply because they prefer to be alone and are lonely by choice, but when they have to interact with others have no problem. The shy little relate but it would like to relate more and suffer for it. Original author and source of the article.

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