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.

Are we born shy? »
How do I overcome shyness? »
Are there different types of shyness? »
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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 reports available from the Shyness Research Institute.

For more information contact Dr. Carducci.