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Overcoming Shyness and Social Anxiety Audiobook

Overcoming Shyness and Social Anxiety: How to Boost Your Social Confidence

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Publisher's Summary

The number of people with some form of shyness has increased, and research now suggests that up to 50% of people experience it. Many of these are ""shy extroverts"" - people who are publicly outgoing, but privately experience painful thoughts or feelings. Social phobia, the more chronic form of shyness, is now thought to affect about 13% of people. People who are shy are also at increased risk of depression and anxiety.

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

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    Sanja Croatia 12-10-13
    Sanja Croatia 12-10-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Feel good book for shy and lonely people."
    What made the experience of listening to Overcoming Shyness and Social Anxiety the most enjoyable?

    The way author emphases on positive characteristics of shy people.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There is a bunch of simple and practical advices on how to overcome anxiety.


    Have you listened to any of Bob Sinfield’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Shy bur not helpless :)


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    Shannon 10-02-10
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    "Great Info"

    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.

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    Michelle Karalee, Australia 01-27-11
    Michelle Karalee, Australia 01-27-11
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    I found the audio/quality somewhat difficult to listen to whilst listening on my car stero. I listened to maybe a chapter then gave up on it.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful

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