Bernardo Carducci on the distinction between shyness and social anxiety

Shyness - In contrast to individuals with social anxiety, shy individuals will go to social functions but have difficulty talking to or engaging others.

ID Articolo: 37392 - Pubblicato il: 02 dicembre 2013
Messaggio pubblicitario SFU Magistrale
Condividi

Bernardo Carducci

Indiana University Southeast Shyness Research Institute

 

 

SEE  THE INTERVIEW WITH BERNARDO CARDUCCI 

Distinction between shyness and social anxiety. - Immagine: © Amir Kaljikovic - Fotolia.comWhat is the distinction between shyness and other conditions, such as social anxiety?

In contrast to individuals with social anxiety, shy individuals will go to social functions but have difficulty talking to or engaging others, particularly those individuals they find attractive or in a position of authority.

Social anxiety is a medical condition defined by a general fear of being evaluated by others to the point that the individual will avoid social situations.  In contrast to individuals with social anxiety, shy individuals will go to social functions but have difficulty talking to or engaging others, particularly those individuals they find attractive or in a position of authority.

Messaggio pubblicitario Since shyness is not a disease, mental disorder, character flaw, or personality deficit, shy people do not have to change who they are.  More specifically, there is nothing wrong with being a shy person.  The real problem with shyness is what it does to shy people.  What shyness does to shy people is it serves as a personal barrier by controlling their thoughts, feelings, and behavior in a manner that holds them back.  It holds them back in terms of their careers, educational goals, and love lives.

To help shy individuals to deal effectively with their shyness, they have to learn how to control their shyness instead of their shyness controlling them.  And the key to controlling shyness is to understand the nature and the dynamics of shyness.  Thus, the focus of my efforts in the study of shyness is to help shy individuals understand their shyness and to use this understanding to take control of their shyness.  Taking control of shyness is about taking control of your shyness by changing what you think and do, not about changing who you are.   So, this is what I mean when I say, “I’d rather understand shy people than change them.”

SEE  THE INTERVIEW WITH BERNARDO CARDUCCI 

Shyness – Is being introverted the same of being shy? – Psychology

SEE THE ENGLISH ARTICLES ARCHIVE

 

 

 

REFERENCES: 

 

For more information on dealing effectively with your shyness, visit the Indiana University Southeast Shyness Research Institute at www.ius.edu/shyness.

VOTA L'ARTICOLO
(voti: 4, media: 5,00 su 5)
State of Mind © 2011-2020 Riproduzione riservata.
Condividi
Messaggio pubblicitario

Messaggio pubblicitario

Argomenti

Scritto da

Sono citati nel testo

Messaggio pubblicitario