It is considered as a blessing because in some studies, shy people are more sociable on the media, and are able to make more connections, like on Facebook (Lee 2013). The computer screen is considered as a mask, and if people can’t see them, shy adolescents feel as if they are liberated, and won’t be as judged as they are in real life. It is easy to be involved with the anonymity of the internet. However, it can also be considered as a curse because with technology growing rapidly over the years, there has been a lack of face-to-face communication. With that being said, people are losing the ability to being comfortable in those types of interaction.
For some people, however, shyness is more than a temporary situational response; it occurs with sufficient frequency and intensity to be considered a personality trait. About 30% to 40% of adults in the United States label themselves as dispositionally shy persons. Three quarters of the shy respondents said that they did not like being so shy, and two thirds of them considered their shyness to be a personal problem. Although shyness does have some positive connotations, such as modesty or gentleness, it is generally rated as an undesirable characteristic, especially for men. Recent research supports this negative image of the trait by documenting how shyness can be a barrier to personal well-being, social adjustment, and occupational fulfillment.
People argue that the quiet people are the ones that don't think. It leads to assumptions that quiet people don't have anything to say. The quietest ones are boring because they sit wondering off instead of talking to others. Quiet ones don’t get notice but they do notice the people who talk without thinking about what is being argued. Quiet people use silence as a way to express without talking so that the loud ones can learn from the mistakes when not thinking ahead.
I can understand why, but that still doesn’t make anyone else better than me. People thought that I was shy; therefore, they thought I couldn’t be smart. It almost makes me feel embarrassed to be smart, because some people are just so shocked. Shy also seems to be synonymous with boring and not fun. Others appear to be blown away when I say something sassy or funny.
This individual would likely be skeptic of the intentions of others towards him, and is someone who has difficulties in trusting those around him with his problems or his feelings, in general. He would also most likely be angry most of the time, or be easily angered by the, as he would think, intolerable situations he is in. He would also face difficulties in dealing with issues in a problem-based manner, and would most likely give up easily when trying to solve them, and having a high level of impulsivity, this individual is likely to self-harm or engage in any suicide behavior without thinking
The Known Self is what you and others see in you. This is the part that you are able to discuss freely with others. Most of the time you agree with this view you have and others have of you. The Hidden Self is what you see in yourself but others don’t. In this part, you hide things that are very private about yourself.
“Ynes The Shy Girl”— this was how I was commonly recognized to be, back when I was yet a young student in elementary school. I was the typical shy and reserved little girl, who teachers and classmates constantly spotted sitting alone in the corner of the room. However, unlike any other timid girl, rather than this being some sort of issue that affected my years in elementary school, being shy to me meant nothing at all. Not in the least, can I recall a moment where I regarded my shyness as a setback, because this meekness of mine had in no way made me feel miserable whatsoever. I was never sad nor was I ever disregarded.