Shyness Statistics

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This survey was in Psychology Today.

  • SHYNESS SURVEY

  • 64% of shy individuals view their shyness as a result of external factors beyond their control, such as early family experiences, over protective parents or peer victimization.

  • 24% attribute shyness to internal factors within their control, such as intrapersonal difficulties, like low self-esteem and high self-consciousness, or interpersonal difficulties, like poor social skills and dating difficulties.

  • 62% experience feelings of shyness daily.

  • 82% report shyness as an undesirable experience.

Types of Individuals who make the shy feel shy:

  • 75% strangers

  • 71% persons of the opposite sex, in a group

  • 65% persons of the opposite sex, one-on-one

  • 56% persons of the same sex, in a group

  • 45% relatives, other than immediate family

  • 38% persons of the same sex, one-on-one

  • 22% their parents

  • 20% siblings

  • 46% believe their shyness can be overcome.

  • 7.2% do not believe their shyness can be overcome.

  • 85% are willing to work seriously at overcoming shyness.

    This is a optimistic response.

  • 85% are willing to work seriously at overcoming shyness. Are you one of the 85%? If yes join my newsletter and start your serious work.

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Marcia, Your Confidence Coach

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3 Comments »

  1. […] its own pathology. And of course the self-help seminars followed. Shyness could be fixed – visit Not Shy Now for example. And you still run across articles like this – “Shy people have inherited an […]

  2. Shyness per se is usually not a problem , just a minor inconvenience and slightly embarassing when you blush a bit say , on the up side – to some it is quite romantic . But for some it goes beyond this , effecting their everyday lifes – called social phobia – literally scared to death of interacting with other people – people like this avoid going out and even turn down jobs .

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