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Go From Being Shy To “Successfully Shy”

We'd rather understand shy people than try to change them. Our goal is to help shy individuals to understand and appreciate their shyness so that they learn to take control of it, instead of their shyness controlling them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Each shy individual’s experience with shyness is unique. However, when discussing their shyness, there are certain questions that tend to be asked with a high degree of frequency by shy individuals. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about shyness, along with some information in response to those questions.

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Tips & Resources

Tips & Resources

The tips and resources presented here are designed to help shy shyness individuals, along with those who know and care about them, deal more effectively with their shyness.

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In The News

In The News

The Indiana University Southeast Shyness Research Institute is a resource for a variety of media sources seeking information about different aspects of shyness. Here are some of the many and diverse media items featuring various aspects of shyness.

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Research Information

Research

Research reports available from the Shyness Research Institute.

For more information contact Dr. Carducci.

Campus News

IU Southeast student film makes the cut for London festival

IU Southeast student film makes the cut for London festival

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IU Southeast joins effort to transform first-year experience

IU Southeast joins effort to transform first-year experience

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Defining moment: Business faculty tapped to edit global supply chain resource

Defining moment: Business faculty tapped to edit global supply chain resource

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Dean Coker-Kolo to lead Association of Third World Studies

Dean Coker-Kolo to lead Association of Third World Studies

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IU Southeast printmaking students honored

IU Southeast printmaking students honored

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IU Southeast joins IU Regional Law Scholars Program

IU Southeast joins IU Regional Law Scholars Program

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Nationally renowned diversity advocate Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims to speak at IU Southeast

Nationally renowned diversity advocate Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims to speak at IU Southeast

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Faculty Spotlight: Omar Attum

Faculty Spotlight: Omar Attum

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Winter woes: Who makes the decision to close campus in bad weather?

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Painter Caleb Weintraub brings digital visions to Barr Gallery

Painter Caleb Weintraub brings digital visions to Barr Gallery

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