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Question Is it ok to like being shy? - June 30th 2010, 02:40 AM

I hear all the time how I need to grow out of being shy, but what if I don't want to? I have confidence and I definitely don't let others walk all over me, but I'm more content with not being in the center of attention. I like being with myself a lot. Not all the time, I just like it more than being with people. I keep telling myself I need to stop and go out and meet new people, but every time I try I end up dreading it. I'd rather listen than talk. One thing probably do need to change is speaking up, but I just have a soft voice so I don't know how to change it. Anyways, why is it such a problem that I kind of like being shy
   
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Re: Is it ok to like being shy? - June 30th 2010, 02:46 AM

I love being shy. I can be outgoing when I want to be but I look being shy and reclusive. It brings me peace. If you like it then don't change it
   
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Re: Is it ok to like being shy? - June 30th 2010, 06:22 AM

You're basically asking whether it's okay to like being yourself.


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Re: Is it ok to like being shy? - June 30th 2010, 06:47 AM

As long as your happy with it, then it's perfectly fine.


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Re: Is it ok to like being shy? - June 30th 2010, 05:26 PM

It's absolutely fine. As long as it isn't causing problems or making you unhappy I really don't see any problem with it at all! I think possibly the reason that people think you should grow out of it is just that they assume you're *not* happy being shy which is ridiculous.. not everyone needs to be outgoing. I kind of understand; I have been working on social anxiety stuff and that's good but I'm never going to be the most outgoing person and I'm fine with that.

Maybe just explain that you're happy being who you are..

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Re: Is it ok to like being shy? - June 30th 2010, 05:36 PM

Just be how you want to be.
A lot of the time people like listeners.
And being the center of attention isn't always good.
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