Tips for a shy personality.
Shyness is a personality trait, but it is unacceptable when it leads to insecurity. Here are a few tips for a shy personality to boost and maintain confidence.
I remember when I was a kid, I used to get hidden behind the door whenever any guest visited our home. I did not say “hi” (salam) first to others due to my shyness. I avoided eye contact. But on the other hand, I was a good student and loved to participate in class discussions. Similarly, I have always been confident in presentations, vivas, and interviews. So you can say that my personality is a combination of shyness and confidence. Shyness, in my opinion, is a personality trait, but it is unacceptable when it leads to insecurity.
Here, I have listed a few tips for a shy personality to boost and maintain confidence.
1. List your doubts and fears.
A shy person may fail to understand the logic of his or her own behavior at times. There are our doubts, insecurities, and fears behind our particular reactions. So make a list of them. The purpose of making a list of doubts and insecurities is to know more about our personality so that we can work on improving it.
2. Elevate your knowledge.
A shy person usually sits quietly in discussions. This may be due to some factors and one of them is being hesitant over one’s own information. And over time, this behavior erodes one's self-confidence. For that reason, keep yourself updated by elevating your knowledge so that nothing can prevent you from expressing your opinion in any conversation.
3. Body language.
No one likes to be referred to as shy because that label directly undermines our level of confidence. We have to work on our body language for this; even if we don't say anything, our walk, expressions, and style reveal a lot about our personality.
There are a few more tips.
Sit up straight, as if you're not slouching in your seat.
When you walk it should be active, not like someone is pushing you.
When engaging in socialization, keep a smile on your face.
Make eye contact with the other person.
4. Leave the comfort zone.
A shy person usually seeks a shell around where he/ she feels comfortable. This comfort zone restricts them from experiencing new opportunities and socializing with new people. But for the sake of personal and professional growth, you have to leave your comfort zone.
5. Be present.
Another tip for shy people is not to live in the world of their mind. Sometimes we overthink a lot that we become distracted. And this lost mind situation embarrasses us later, so try to be present not only physically but mentally.
6. Be more engaging
Giving a presentation or taking part in a discussion is the situation that shy people find the most challenging. You can overcome your shyness by staying engaged and active. How??
Here are more useful tips for you.
Attend these events with full preparation.
Listen to their perspectives with concentration.
Ask relevant questions.
Mirror practice before giving any presentation, viva, or interview gives you control over your hesitation.
Last but not the least, dress up properly. Inappropriate dressing can trigger your shyness.
Personality grooming's tips won't work unless you are kind to yourself. Recognize and appreciate your personality as it is. Whether it is shy or bold, the important thing is how you can make it shine. I have shared these tips according to my life experiences, if you have any tips regarding this topic, then do share them in the below section. Happy reading :)