Dec. 10, 2013
“Shyness is the awkwardness or apprehension some people feel when approaching or getting approached by other people,” so states Psychology Today.For some people, shyness can be seen as a character flaw, or some form of a disability or neither. It can prevent people from participating in normal social exchanges, and cause them to miss out in life.
“I don’t think it’s a ‘character flaw’ if it’s what you would call a typical average shyness. Everyone has aspects of their personality that you could classify as being shy,” said Dr. Alan Keys, City College psychology professor.
It is a part of one’s personality that may have been taught at a young age that children should be seen and not heard. Or shyness was simply caused by some incident in their life that made them tend to avoid interacting with people.
“It is not a ‘character’ it is not a ‘flaw’, and there are shy people in the world who get along very well.” said Angelia Jovanovic, a City College counselor. “It can be a character trait but I believe some research has shown that it can be physiological too. It’s not only how you have been brought up but it…» Read More