Shyness is not actually born in an individual but his surrounding (people around you could make you shy). Have you ever grown up where your thoughts are always rebuked, responses to your opinions are ever arrogant, unfriendly then what do you expect when you shift to a new place, society. In conclusion, being shy becomes a choice if you fail to have self-esteem, believe that you can, yes you can say no to shyness.
I felt suddenly shy. I was not used to shy. I was used to shame. Shyness is when you turn your head away from something you want. Shame is when you turn your head away from something you do not want.
– Jonathan Safran Foer
That moment when family comes over and you’re shy in front of them because you haven’t seen them in awhile.
I was very shy as a child. Very shy. Lot of problems with very simple things. Like entering a restaurant all by myself.
– Amitabh Bachchan
I know this sounds strange, but as a kid, I was really shy. Painfully shy. The turning point was freshman year, when I was the biggest geek alive. No one, I mean no one, even talked to me.
– Jim Carrey
In a way, shyness has ruined my life. But in another, it has drawn to me only the right people who care enough to know the real me when they gave me time to eventually get comfortable around them.
I really like people but my shyness makes me feel awkward around them. So, I go away to feel normal again, only to get struck with loneliness.
Sometimes the people you think don’t want to talk to you, are the ones waiting for you to talk to them.
I’m a shy person. When you first meet me, our conversation is going to be awkward because I would have absolutely nothing to say to you. It’s even worse when I find you attractive. But if you give me time, I’ll probably get comfortable around you. And then I’ll start talking so much that it’ll annoy you.
Sometimes quiet people really do have a lot to say, they’re just being careful about who they open up to…
I’m not open to many people. I’m usually quiet and I don’t really like attention. So if I like you enough to show you the real me, you must be very special.
People think I’m quiet because I have nothing to say or because of my shyness. Truth is I just keep my thoughts, opinions to myself in case no one will care about what I have to say.
That awkward moment when you don’t want to come out of your room because there are strangers in your house.
When I’m alone, I think of so many things to say to you, but when I have a chance to tell you, I go speechless.
I like parties, but I’m shy, and I often find myself standing around, feeling awkward.
– Michael Bergin
A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success.
– Kahlil Gibran
Why do people feel comfortable texting you things they would never have the guts to say to your face?
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
– Andre Dubus
The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid
– Claudia Lady Bird Johnson
Jenny was struck again by the contrast between his attractiveness and his shyness. It was endearing.
– Katie Allen