The growth in shyness may be partly due to increased reliance on technology as a means of communicating, leaving people less adept at face to face interaction. As children are increasingly forced off the streets and families become smaller so there are fewer opportunities for unstructured, unsupervised interaction. Finally, automation is replacing human contact in many areas of life from ATMs to the notorious telephone answering services.
This book looks at:
The anthropological and cultural contexts of shyness
Social development and personality
The benefits of shyness such as more committed relationships
How to increase confidence
Dealing with social anxiety
Finding friends and romance
Shyness and longer-lasting psychological problems
©2008 Sheldon Press; (P)2009 Summersdale Publishers Ltd
The "s"s were so harsh I thought my hearing would suffer from listening. My ear actually hurt.
This book dug deep into the history of humans and how social requirements started. I think it has a lot of really good information. The reader has a think english accent and pronounces words differently than they are pronounced in the American English language and that can be slightly confusing. All in all good points, good information, and good exercises to help break socially anxious habits.
The way author emphases on positive characteristics of shy people.
There is a bunch of simple and practical advices on how to overcome anxiety.
Shy bur not helpless :)
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