An Investigation About Shyness of Teenagers and the Hesitation About Treatments to Overcoming It

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Shyness is a feeling of awkwardness, lack of comfort while socializing with other people, especially with new people in unfamiliar places, it also can be considered as a trait in a human's personality. Moreover, In psychology shyness is defined as the awkwardness or apprehension some people feel when approaching or being approached, shy people most of the time want desperately to socialize but they don't know how, or what should they do. They also experience a type of anxiety that makes them so cautious while socializing with others, worrying that they might do or say something wrong so they are quiet most of the time thinking it’s the safest way, even though they want to impress others. However Shyness has many levels, from being shy for a minute because of some situation, to extreme shyness with everybody. Nevertheless, at the time being, shyness has extremely increased in the teenagers’ society, making many psychologists thinks about treating shyness. However many psychologists hesitate, whether they should actually kill this trait in humans. More importantly, can shy people overcome it, or is it a nature in them? They cannot control just like all humans cannot stop breathing oxygen.

Before trying to treat shyness in teenagers, psychologists thought that there are many benefits and drawbacks and didn’t know if they should consider shyness as an illness, because there are so many levels of it. Not mentioning the fact that teenagers are in the middle of a development stage, still growing up and exploring the world, and in the process there is a possibility of the teenager overcoming it on their own. According to the Stanford Shyness Survey they held in the USA for adults who experienced shyness, 80% of them experienced it at the...

... middle of paper ... levels with the help of a therapist. Most of the teenagers experience shyness these days, girls specially, but it also effects boys more while growing up by bullying and so. Shyness dangerous levels are diseases like social phobia or social anxiety, that must be treated as it effects its health so much. Moreover, shyness mainly comes from two things, our genes and life experiences, but we can overcome our shy genes by life experience. Furthermore, a treatment was published for those who are suffering from shyness, and a very special treatments were established for more dangerous levels of shyness like CBT. Doctors however, do not force those who want to be shy to take treatment, as long as it does not affect their health. It is in the end, a very special characteristic in humans, that used to be valued in the past very much, and still is actually, but not widely.

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