This is one of the Shyness symptoms. When a person feels bothered in such a situation, there may be thoughts at play such as: 'What is
she thinking about me?', 'He must be thinking that I am humorless
and no fun at all', 'He must be thinking that I am misinformed', or 'I
just have to find a talking topic'. These things indicate that the
person's reference is on the other and not on himself.
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In Shyness, thoughts and, at times, even
physical movements may be blocked in performance situations. A
performance situation is that in which any action occurs and, in
this dating example, it means speaking, that is, talking to one's
boy(girl)friend. Excessive self-criticism and/or fear of
criticism from others may be involved in this blocking.
This could be a Shyness symptom. This
situation is usually bad for Shyness-plagued persons, because it
raises questions such as "What am I going to say?" Timidity regarding personal skills and doubts as to one's knowledge breed this embarrassment when the person is introduced to someone.
This can signal Shyness. In performance
situations (e.g., speaking to a group, albeit of acquaintances),
Shyness bearers may undergo some physical alterations, such as voice
change. This is due to underlying anxiety, even if it is not high. Genetic
This could point to Shyness. Shy persons fear situations in which they can be judged, especially if they may be judged negatively. Refusing a dating invitation could well prove the bad opinion one has of oneself, for instance, the belief that he is not attractive enough for dating.
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This could indicate Shyness, whose sufferers
find it difficult to claim their rights or perks, even if they
are convinced of their own merits. It is common for them to
apologize prior to making such claims or requests. Panic
This could be a symptom or sign of
Shyness. Belittling one's bodily image or knowledge or certain
social skills may be present in a person and change his
spontaneity. This is pretty common in those plagued by Shyness.
This could point to Shyness. Shyness sufferers
generally find group situations more difficult because their
worry is greater regarding an unfavorable judgment. That is, if
several persons are hearing or observing, the chances of an
unfavorable judgment are greater.