Im criticized for being shy...its true

Philippines
July 20, 2007 9:13am CST
People always criticize me for being shy and it's true. Even my friends and my teachers. They always ask me why I'm shy. I dont really know the answer to that, it just hits me when Im in front of other people. Sometimes I dont recite in our class discussion or go to places where there are a lot of people. Oh, I hate myself for being like that. I dont know what to do.
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@gotpiao (99)
• China
11 Sep 07
I'm also a shy people ,I think there is no reasons for being shy .I'm borned to shy .But I think we are shy partly because we're not familiar with it . we feel very strange so we feel afaid and uneasy. But when you got familiar with it ,you may not be shy again. And I think they are not right to critcize you because of your shyness.I advise you to try to meet more strangers. and don't be disappointed,everything will be ok.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
20 Jul 07
I was always extremely shy. All thru school and even after...I was known as the girl that did not talk. I have a daughter that is the same way. The school gave her alot of trouble for it. She was diagnosed as being selective mute. It is hereditary and I was told that was what I was as well....it is an anxiety disorder. I am much older now and have it pretty much under control altho there are certain instances that i am still affected. One of the best things I did for it was to go work in the public. It was so so hard at first but little by little ....you get more at ease. I advised my daughter to do the same and she has finally and it has worked wonders for her. most important...accept your quiet nature....its how you are.
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
20 Jul 07
I think the best way to overcome shyness is to get less selfconscious. I am very shy me\yself, and it always take some time before I feel comfortable to speak in a new group. One thing that is sure to make things worse is if people talk about it or pint out how shy I am. One should think at least your teachers would know better! Sounds like you are quite young. It does get better with time. Almost all the shy people I know agree on this.