What does it mean?
The above poll is based on the page A5 perspective article, ‘Ten strategies to cope with your shyness’, published in the The Views section of Gulf News on October 12.
Most people feel shy at least occasionally. However, some people’s shyness is so intense that it can keep them from interacting with others even when they want or need to. According to the American Psychological Association, their avoidance and inhibition include avoiding situations that lead to social interaction, few or no friends, passivity, pessimism and even excessive computer use that is not social in nature, and is without face to face contact with others.
We asked Gulf News readers how they cope with shyness and a majority 66 per cent of the poll respondents said they try and forget about it.
Are you a shy person? How do you cope? Share your experience with us on gulfnews.com.