Overcoming Loneliness and Shyness
You're not really alone
What does LONELINESS/SHYNESS mean and how to deal with it
How to know you're lonely and shy
Long term effects: antisocial, loss of relationships (w/ family, friends, etc.), affects work and working habits, anxious, insecure
You are lonely, but unsure on how to connect with others. You feel uncomfortable or anxious in social situations. Overcoming it gives you friends and a happy/social life (Overcoming Loneliness and Shyness).
How to overcome it:
- Find people you fit in/get along/connect with
- Look for the right time, place, and people
- Speak up about how you feel
- Don't try to impress anybody
- Love yourself
Loneliness and shyness statistics
- It's estimated that one in five Americans suffer from persistent loneliness, and while we're more connected than ever before, social media may actually be exacerbating the problem (Why Loneliness Is A Growing Public Health Concern - And What We Can Do About It).
- Shyness starts in infancy, with about 10 to 15% of newborns born “inhibited” (about as many are born “bold”), but for most shy people shyness is learned at some later time in life with as many as 40 to 60% of adults report being currently shy people (Facts About Shyness).