Tag: shy

A shy teen feels she isn’t popular with male or female friends

Published: November 28, 2014 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Being popular isn’t as important as cultivating friendships with one or two people whose company you enjoy.

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When making new friends is a struggle

Published: March 23, 2014 | Last Updated: June 29, 2023 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

For people who are shy and not very outgoing, making new friends can be a struggle

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Making Friends When You Are Shy

Published: April 9, 2013 | Last Updated: September 3, 2021 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Feeling shy can make it difficult to meet new people and make friends. Shyness may simply indicate a quiet sensibility, may stem from feeling awkward and not knowing what to do, or perhaps reflect lack of a good self-image.

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Social Anxiety and Friendship: A First-Person Account

Published: November 20, 2012 | Last Updated: June 29, 2023 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading
Social Anxiety and Friendship: A First-Person Account

Social Anxiety can make it difficult to make and sustain friendships. I’m very appreciative to one of the readers of this blog, Jane, for her courage in sharing this post in the hope it would be useful to others.

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Making friends: Why can’t I get close?

Published: October 29, 2012 | Last Updated: August 1, 2015 By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

Having a “wingman” can be a useful strategy if you have have a hard time making friends.

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Having trouble getting close

Published: September 18, 2012 | Last Updated: October 28, 2012 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

I am a 27-year-old woman and find myself lacking the close friendships I long for. I’m well aware of the reasons why. Explaining would take all day but in a nutshell: I was a shy child who warmed up slowly but eventually made close friends I loved.

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Making Friends: Having trouble getting close

Published: September 6, 2012 | Last Updated: October 28, 2012 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

I was a shy child who warmed up slowly but eventually made close friends I loved. In high school, I developed severe social anxiety and panic disorder, which continued in college. I still managed to make some friends, but only on a
superficial level.

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The Inside Scoop on Introverts

Published: November 3, 2009 | Last Updated: May 16, 2024 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
The Inside Scoop on Introverts

Losing friends can be particularly difficult for introverts because we don’t surround ourselves with people.

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Reader Q & A: More than shy—could it be social anxiety?

Published: October 25, 2008 | Last Updated: August 10, 2013 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Social anxiety is one factor that can make it difficult to make and keep friends.

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