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Overcoming Shyness

5 Ways to Deal with Dating Burnout

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 08.24.2014 | Women
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

It's very hard to feel positive about dating if you're burned out. You don't have to deny that you're having a hard time. In fact, it's helpful to validate your own emotional experience, rather than beat yourself up for feeling down.

Lindsay Holmes

9 Things Only Shy People Understand

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living

If you're the quiet type, you're all too familiar with the irritants of speaking up in a classroom or the pressure of standing out in a group. Maybe y...

Lindsay Holmes

6 Things Shy People Can Teach Us About Success

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Chances are we’ve all experienced a bout of shyness in our lives, whether it’s when we've walked into a party full of strangers or tried to shine ...

How to Correct Someone When They Call You the Wrong Name

Debra Fine | Posted 06.03.2014 | Good News
Debra Fine

She sees me and says Jen! Love those shoes! Come on over here and let me see them! But my name is Nicole. I never corrected her -- for two years!

How to Accept a Compliment (Without Complicating It)

Debra Fine | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

Deflecting a compliment is not modest or unpretentious; it's actually a bit rude. After all, someone has taken the time to not only notice you and your efforts, but has gone a step further and actually acknowledged it.

The Holiday Collection: How to Get Out of a Conversation

Debra Fine | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

The key is to be authentic. Do not lie. I have heard too many stories of people saying they had to go call the babysitter only to be caught minutes later by the conversation dumpee yukking it up on the other side of the room.

The Holiday Collection: Making Your Way Into a Group Conversation

Debra Fine | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

What happens if you don't find a singleton in the room? What if everyone is already grouped together and chatting merrily while you are standing alone, feeling foolish?

Don't Call on Me, Please!

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

Whenever I catch myself reverting to a place of doubt, I latch onto certain markers like my therapist's feedback as a reminder that my thoughts do indeed have their rightful place and that somebody somewhere is interested in what I have to say.

Building Trust in Less Than 10 Minutes

Scott Finkelstein, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Scott Finkelstein, M.D.

Building trust is not easy. It is typically earned over time, through shared experiences and tests of loyalty. In medicine, and in the field of anesthesiology in particular, the luxury of time is unavailable. Trust needs to be built in a matter of minutes.

Hey, It's OK To Be An Introvert

Posted 05.29.2013 | Teen

We live in an extroverted world, and it can be difficult to navigate if you have a quieter or more introverted personality. Not all of us need to be t...

6 Things You Should Never Say To A Shy Kid

Babble.com | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

Wouldn't it be great if people realized that shyness was not a personality flaw that they need to change?

Being Shy About Being Shy

Marsha Pinto | Posted 10.13.2012 | Teen
Marsha Pinto

As a girl who was once considered the "shy girl " of her class, I know am uncovering the blanket that has been hiding all introverts. Let the softest voices be heard!

Be More Interested Than Interesting -- Overcoming Holiday Shyness

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 02.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Despite all the writing, speaking and networking I do, I am quite shy. One of the reasons I push myself to be "out there" is that I think if I stopped all such activities for three months, I would revert back to the introvert that still lives within.

3 Critical Career Advancement Strategies for Introverts in Business

Lisa Petrilli | Posted 01.31.2012 | Books
Lisa Petrilli

Early on in my corporate career, there was a retirement party for one of the executives at my company. As an introvert, I was afraid to go.

Successful Communication Tips For Introverts

Tamar Melissa C. Huggins | Posted 08.21.2011 | Canada
Tamar Melissa C. Huggins

Let's face it, you need to network in this economy in order to get (or keep) the perfect job; but sometimes it looks as though the social individuals (extraverts) are the only ones moving ahead.

Overcoming Shyness

Isha Judd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

The only thing you need do is find security within yourself -- to reach the point where what you think of yourself becomes more important than any external opinion.

10 Ways To Overcome Shyness

DivineCaroline.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Can you remember the last time you stepped into a room full of strangers and felt that self-conscious and awkward feeling rush over you? Or wanting to...