My whole life I have been considered shy. My shyness is a really big part of who I am. In saying this though, my shyness does not affect my life to a huge extent I feel. Yes it may take me longer to warm up to people and I may feel overwhelmed by a massive group of people and choose to withdraw until I feel comfortable. But one question I have for the world is
Why is my shyness a flaw?
I have other friends who have the same problem, some are more shy than myself and some are less shy. But to all those ones that define themselves as shy, had to agree. If I am happy with my quality of life and feel like my shyness doesn’t hold me back. Then why does one of my natural characteristics have to be considered a negative one. I have news for you world. I like being shy and I don’t think its a negative quality to have as long as shyness doesn’t hold you or your quality of life back.
Try googling the world shyness and every search is about overcoming shyness. But why is it a quality that needs to be overcome. Yes if you’re an unhappy shy person and not being shy would make you happy then yes do something about it. But world, don’t assume because I am shy I am unhappy.
Sorry world. But I love being shy! So all those shy people out there, boys and girls. Embrace your shyness. I’m not saying don’t get out of your comfort zones and do and try new things. But being shy is not a flaw so don’t ever consider it one.