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Society tells that us that being shy is a faultbut Annie Ridout says it’s a gift. Shy: How being quiet can lead to success teaches us how to embrace this misjudged attributeinstead of trying to fix it.Most of us have some understanding of shyness. From birthday parties as children to office Christmas parties as adultsfrom an old friend’s wedding to a group presentationwe’ve all experienced it in some form or other. Shyness may be ever-present or it may come and go.Partly geneticpartly environmentalshyness is largely viewed as a character flawsomething that needs to changebut why is no-one talking about the benefits of being shy? For exampleshyness usually equates to being an excellent listenerconsiderate speaker and thoughtful observer.Interweaving personal experience with expertise from clinical psychologistsAnnie explores why shyness affects some more than othersand offers tried-and-tested tools to help the reader deal with elements of shyness that can feel debilitating. Shy recasts our understanding of this often-misunderstood attributecelebrating it as a pathway rather than a barrier to success and happiness.
Format: Hardcover | 208 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H):14.10 x 20.90 x 6.00 CM