Learn to tell the difference between introversion and shyness.
In fact, introversion is very different from an unhealthy shyness that prevents you from talking with a person during a reception. Introversion is a personality trait that makes you happy and comfortable. Shyness, on the other hand, results from fear or anxiety about your relationship with others. If you learn to distinguish between introversion and shyness, you will be able to get out of your shell more easily.
- An introverted individual tends to prefer solitude. He feels serene by being alone. He likes going out with friends, but he usually prefers to do it in a small group, rather than attending a large reception. If, to meet a need, you isolate yourself to be happy and calm, you can deduce that you are introverted.
- If you are shy, you may become worried about dating someone. Unlike an introverted person who likes loneliness, a shy person often wants to have a relationship with someone, but is afraid of that relationship.
- Research has shown the weakness of the relationship between shyness and introversion. In other words, shyness does not mean that you are introverted and introversion does not mean that you hate your fellow humans.
- To determine the degree of your shyness, you can take an online test offered by “Wellesley College”. A score above 49 indicates that you are shy. If your score is between 34 and 49, you are a bit shy and a lower score 34 simply means that you are not really a shy person
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