Shyness is downright rude
Q You propose tips for overcoming social shyness (July issue). Such shyness can best be overcome by the sufferer frankly accepting that it is a form of rudeness – suggestive of a greater concern for oneself rather than interest in those with whom one is supposed to be interacting. Anthony Greenstreet, Camberley
A Good idea. Another method is to imagine frightening guests at the party as inmates of a lunatic asylum allowed out for the event on a ‘social evening’, to whom you have to be especially kind and friendly.
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