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If you shift your attention away from yourself and onto others – compassionately taking interest in their concerns – shyness may become a thing of the past.

Source: Happiness in this World: How To Overcome Shyness @ Psychology Today

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  • 20 Ways to Overcome Shyness @ Think Simple Now

    Excerpt: Focus on Other People: Rather than focusing on your awkwardness in social situations, focus on other people and what they have to say. Become interested in learning about others, and probe them to talk about themselves.

  • All About Shyness @ Psych Central

    Excerpt: “I tell shy people, the key to shyness is truly in the heart,” he says. “Instead of being self-conscious, be other-focused – be concerned with other people. When you start to show that you’re approachable it makes it easier for people to approach you. I tell them to get involved with the lives of other people, and in doing so they will help themselves, too.”

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