Tag Archives: shyness
Come out of your shell…

I’ve often heard people tell others, especially children, that they just need to “come out of their shell.”  It’s usually used negatively, meaning that they need to be more friendly or confident or outgoing. I have never liked this expression. I have a little different take on the whole shell thing.  Meet Cookie and Scout, […]

Parenting an Introverted Child

I have been giving much thought to what it takes to be a good parent, especially when it comes to parenting an introverted child. Introversion is Not About the Label I am an introvert myself and I am sure that one of my children is introverted as well.  This is not about a label, but […]

Need to Recharge?

I have heard and read over the years that an introvert is someone that needs to recharge by spending time alone.  I do think the recharge is important, but I don’t think this is what makes me an introvert. Let me explain. I am not an introvert because I need to recharge.  I need to […]

Formerly Shy, Now Happily Introverted

I used to be shy when I was younger. Now, I’m happily introverted. Early on in my journey, I read several books on shyness to try to “fix” whatever it was that I thought was wrong with me. Unfortunately, the books I read on shyness really did not help me at all. Looking back now, […]

Change Your Comfort Zone

  I have always HATED the expression “you need to get out of your comfort zone.”  If you have had challenges, such as shyness or fear of public speaking, you probably have spent your life getting out of your comfort zone.  The problem is that if you don’t change your thinking about how scary something […]

Introversion And Shyness Are Not The Same

Although many people use the terms interchangeably, Introversion and Shyness are not synonymous. Introversion is a measure of how one processes information (internally vs. externally) and this process is hard-wired in your brain. You do not choose introversion or extroversion, just as you do not choose being right or left handed. Shyness is a measure of self-confidence […]