Causes of Shyness
Shyness has multiple causes. However, except for possible
genetic factors, it may be said that Shyness is the result
of a process. This process can be explained in several ways,
depending on the psychological current followed by the professional.
Each current emphasizes a set of factors or causes to develop
Shyness or any other
Inasmuch as it is impossible to list all these psychology
currents and then explain how each one describes the
psychological process, this website is restricted to its author's eclectic
vision. Thus, some causes are listed, such as the following:
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Parents or one of the parents is plagued by Shyness.
- A parent's own self-depreciation leads to depreciating or not trusting her child.
Parents-or one of them-is very aggressive. This imparts to the child a vision of others as potentially hostile.
Silent or public humiliating experiences - This corrodes or distorts the self that is being
Critical relatives - Some families have
a very critical culture. This posture can be veiled or open,
direct (towards itself) or indirect (towards outsiders).
Shaming family problems - It is common
for children and teenagers to feel
ashamed, for instance, while
are separating. This can be overcome in a
short time or may linger as a form of self-depreciation.
Family problems of other natures can also cause this damage.
Unaffectionate, cold families - In some families the members
do not express their
feeling or do so
very seldom, especially tender loving care and joy for the accomplishment
of their members. Tis can contribute indirectly to Shyness,
insofar it does not help develop a personal perception
of one's capacity for accomplishment
or feeling of being esteemed and respected
Experiences such as these develop perceptions of the self as fragile and subject to criticism from others.
Body Image, Self-depreciation - Shyness and Social Anxiety
Spanking and Other Humiliation Sories as Examples of Shyness