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The primary defining characteristic of shyness is a largely ego-driven fear of what other people will think of a person’s behaviour, which results in the person becoming scared of doing or saying what he or she wants to, out of fear of negative reactions, criticism, rejection, and simply opting to avoid social situations instead.

Source: Shyness @ Wikipedia

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  • All About Shyness @ Psych Central

    Excerpt: Shyness in adults, like shyness in children and teens, is a form of excessive self-focus: a preoccupation with your thoughts, feelings and physical reactions.

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