Self-esteem and shyness

Self esteem shyness and how to overcome shynessBeing shy can be a character trait.  In this case it means being introverted instead of extroverted.  Shy people are generally less communicative, quieter and often more observant.

They can have a high self-esteem, knowing themselves as a calm and introverted character and accepting themselves as they are.

Being shy isn’t necessarily a sign of low self-esteem.  Shy people with a healthy self-esteem know that already.

But what about all the others that suffer with their shyness?

Some people believe that being shy is a sign of low self-esteem.   But what does shyness really mean and what leads a person toward a high self-esteem?

Being shy can be a reaction to being hurt or humiliated.  It can be used as a way to prevent further pain.  In this case shyness goes together with a low self-esteem. There is good news for you all: overcoming shyness is possible.

Overcoming Shyness: Break Out of Your Shell and Express Your True Self

Self esteem shyness and how to overcome shyness

Book Facts

  • Author: Erik Myers
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 23, 2017)
  • Paperback, also available as ebook
  • 79 pages

Overcoming Shyness is an easy-to-read, practical guide for breaking out of your shell and really living a life free of social anxiety. It’s divided into two sections. The first section on mindset explores lifestyle changes, new ways of thinking, and using imagination for you instead of against you to expand your identity and know your true self. Journaling and psychological counseling are recommended as well as finding mentors and an online community, such as the author’s. The second section on back pocket tips provides several tools and techniques, such as smiling, the ABCs of body language, the 3-foot rule, the 4 magic words to initiate a conversation and the key to maintaining it, active listening, and the secret sauce, that are guaranteed to get you out of your cramped shell and into the exciting world of social Interaction. The author writes from experience with compassion, wit, and insight so that you feel like you’re having a heart-to-heart conversation with an understanding friend.

Reader reviews

Wow! This book is absolutely remarkable! The insight and wisdom the author shares are so vivid, real and clear. His lessons and way of expressing himself help the reader truly come to grasp with how to overcome the doubts, fears and resistance that comes along with being introverted or shy. The book delivers deep messages on how to just live fully and boldly no matter what.

This book was great self-reflection for me. It helped me in a positive way to understand how to get through it. Erik’s positive approach to breaking out of my shell left me feeling hopeful and energized! A must read for anyone left in fear over being shy, being different.

Overcoming Shyness was a quick read. The back pocket tips are handy and a great way to put what you read into action. The 5 second rule is helpful and eliminates the possibility of procrastination. Erik Myers writes in a friendly way that makes him feel like a friend giving advice.

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