Shyness is a huge problem for some. Its cause may be lack of self confidence, hesitation, a feeling of worthlessness or even depression. It can be a big hindrance in public speaking, interaction or discussion. Shyness must not be ignored and measures should be taken to decrease it.
It is important for people suffering from shyness to mingle among people. They must go to places where they would be required to interact with people. Being self conscious is also a big problem. Be comfortable with who you are. Behave naturally. Do not wear masks or try to be what you are not. Going for counseling or attending workshops are of great help. Building up self confidence and boosting morale is very important. Slowly and steadily you will overcome shyness completely.
Shyness becomes a problem when it comes to your professional life. One cannot afford to be shy while talking to colleagues and bosses. Introvert behavior can cause problems many times. People might mistake you to be an arrogant person.
A simple way of overcoming shyness is do what you evade most. If you hesitate in talking to people or going to parties or places where people will gather to talk; do that the most. Go to those places and try to face the people. Try talking to them. Initiate a conversation all by yourself. Starting a conversation will boost up your confidence like never before. Mingling among people and making friends will help the most.
While you talk to people you must not be conscious of your looks or behavior. Don’t worry about what you might say, or that you could make a fool out of yourself. Be polite and dress well and there is nothing more to that. Being overtly self conscious will pass a negative message to the people you are talking to. They will immediately make out that you lack self confidence.
If you still can’t muster up courage to talk to people many confidence building workshops and personality development classes are held. Attend them. Take most out of it. Make use of that. Feel that they are there to help you get rid of your shyness and they are your guides. Don’t hesitate in asking the instructors questions if you have any in your mind. Discuss your problem with them and they will come up with a practical solution for it. If the solution doesn’t help ask them for another alternative and that will work.
If you feel that you are not capable enough of talking to other people or feel inferior to them talk to a person you trust the most. Talk to him/her. Ask for their advice. Try to stay among people who love you and care for you. They will make you feel special. They will appreciate you. This will boost up your confidence. It will make you feel happy about who you are.
Try speaking in front of mirror just see that you are delivering words, and delivering them correctly nothing else matters your looks, your stuttering etc would improve automatically.
If the condition worsens and you get a feeling of worthlessness or depression, consult a doctor. It will help you a great deal.
Treat your shyness or it will become your second nature. Start taking steps today to get rid of your shyness. Remember delaying is ignoring.