I still consider myself a shy person.
It’s no fun when you’re always reminded about how self-conscious you are and *what other people are going to think of it*, but that’s what shyness does to you.
So, who is shyness for?
I realize that shyness is a thing for the self. Kind of like a shield for when you want to get out of something you’re too embarrassed to do. Like asking that classmate to hang out, or making small talk at the cash register, or putting yourself in front of a camera.
Shyness is an effective blocking tool, as it stops us from doing the things we actually wish we could be doing.
It sucks because it doesn’t serve anybody. Not yourself, not the people you want to be talking with, not your friends, not your family. It’s a fear.
One alternative is to try whatever it is, and see what happens anyways.