There are alot of shy people out there.

@jugsjugs (13045)
September 30, 2009 3:18pm CST
Would you consider yourself as shy,or do you know someone who is shy?What do you do to make the person shy feel more at ease?
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9 responses
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
7 Oct 09
Thank you so much for the best response mark. Have a great day and evening.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I'm not a bit shy. In fact am rather outgoing and friendly. Once I realized, after my teen years, that nobody was going to hurt me or pick on me I came out of my shell. What I do in order to make a shy person talk is to talk about a subject that is comfy such as family or maybe a hobby. I wait for a lead in once the person is talking to see what their interests are or even maybe what they do for a living. Safe and comfortable topics work very well.
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
I am shy sometimes, like saying something in a new crowd. I got confidence to talk with a stranger whenever there is a seminar or gathering I am attending too. I talk to them to get at ease. I am shy when I am in front of the crowd like explaining something or as a speaker in an event, I can't do that. I remember when I have reporting at school before, my problem was there was a reaction on my body when I get shy. I perspire and all the fluids are in my face, and its obvious that I am shy. I also get shy in a new environment like visiting a public offcie to get a document like this , I can't ask question immediately as I got there. It takes me a minute to think and then approach someone.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Hi Jugs. I've been shy for as long as I can remember, but once I get to know someone, it eases up. To put other shy people at ease, I try to engage them in a conversation about themselves or some other topic of interest so that they aren't so self-conscious. Good topic! Karen
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
I used to be shy when i was little... I was supposed to be on top of class... my bestfriend is the same... I have changed over time... I started not being shy anymore very late...i was like over 20 years ols already.. but my bestfriend is still the same.
• United States
30 Sep 09
I consider myself as being shy. I have a hard time starting conversations with strangers and even people I know sometimes. I think the biggest problem my shyness has caused is me to lose friends because I don't chat on the phone much. I do if someone calls me, but I don't if I have to call first. That causes a problem because I think most people feel I don't want to talk if I rarely call them. But in my brain, I have nothing useful to say so I don't call as to not appear stupid. Doesn't make much since, but I don't know how to stop it.
@codris (783)
• Italy
30 Sep 09
i'm shy, very shy, like my girlfriend. u think that is an important thing, if you're too open with other people there is no more to discover in you. but if you're shy, every time people can discover a bit more than before of you. so you're a continous news and mistery.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
30 Sep 09
I'm the one that is normally a shy person until I get to know you. As I have gotten older I have been bettter at trying to handling it. I think if you show your true color and be yourself you will be more comfortable and the shyness disappears somewhat.
• Brazil
30 Sep 09
I am shy. Very shy. I don't know what to do in order to make shy people fell at ease but people around me doesn't do those things for sure!