100 Ways to Overcome Shyness: Go From Self-Conscious to Self-Confident

100 Ways to Overcome Shyness: Go From Self-Conscious to Self-Confident

by Barton Goldsmith PhD, Marlena Hunter MA

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Overview

100 Ways to Overcome Shyness: Go From Self-Conscious to Self-Confident by Barton Goldsmith PhD, Marlena Hunter MA

100 Ways to Overcome Shyness is a powerful collection of useful information, case studies, and exercises on how to manage your shyness so you can communicate with people you don't know very well (or at all) in a wide range of personal and professional settings and circumstances.

Easy-to-use conversation starters are interspersed with lists and exercises throughout the book. There are also chapters on getting out of awkward conversations graciously, plus valuable tips and insights for those with social anxiety or on the Autism spectrum on how to deal with their particular type of shyness. Each chapter also contains talking points to give you springboards for discussion.

100 Ways to Overcome Shyness will show you how to:

  • Feel more comfortable at parties, meetings, and group gatherings
  • Navigate your way through awkward situations
  • Deal positively with the fear of rejection
  • Communicate more effectively at work and in your daily life
  • Handle arguments and other emotional situations
  • Deal effectively with difficult people

    If you feel your shyness has held you back and prevented you from living a full life, 100 Ways to Overcome Shyness will give you the tools you need to change your life, once and for all.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781601633699
    Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
    Publication date: 08/17/2015
    Series: 100 Ways Series
    Edition description: First Edition
    Pages: 224
    Sales rank: 792,101
    Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

    About the Author


    Barton Goldsmith, PhD, is an award-winning psychotherapist, author, and motivational speaker who has consulted with hundreds of companies worldwide. His columns have run in nearly 500 publications over the past decade, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Business Journal, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, CBS News, and NBC News. He also hosts a weekly radio show on NPR/KCLU, the award-winning radio station in Southern California. He lives in Westlake Village, California.

    Marlena Hunter, MA, is a University of California graduate with a degree in psychology and several years of experience in clinical settings as a marriage and family therapist. She studied psychoanalysis at Sigmund Freud University in Vienna and received European credits. She has also written for psychologytoday.com.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction 13

    1 Accepting Rejection 15

    2 Altruistic Love 17

    3 Anger Can Make You Shy 19

    4 Anxiety 21

    5 Autism 23

    6 Awkward Silences 25

    7 Awkward Situations 27

    8 Become a Rabid Sports Fan 29

    9 Being Self-Critical 31

    10 The Best Topics for Light Conversation 33

    11 Being Shy as a Couple 35

    12 Body Language 37

    13 Bone Up on Your Social Skills 39

    14 Boost Your Communication Skills 41

    15 Breathe 43

    16 Call a Good Friend 45

    17 Change Your Environment 47

    18 Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Shyness 49

    19 Comparison Is a Confidence Thief 50

    20 Cultivate Self-Awareness 52

    21 Depression and Shyness 54

    22 Display Kindness 56

    23 Dogs Help Heal Shyness 58

    24 Don't Be Inhibited By Your Past Choices 60

    25 Don't Be Shy-Be Happy! 62

    26 Don't Catastrophize 64

    27 Don't Give Up on Yourself 65

    28 Don't Hide 67

    29 Eating in Public as a Shy Person 69

    30 Face Your Issues 71

    31 Famous Introverts 74

    32 Fear of Saying No 76

    33 Fears, Phobias, and Shyness 78

    34 Feeling All Alone 81

    35 Find a Wing Man/Woman 83

    36 Find Your Voice 85

    37 Focus on Your Goals 86

    38 Focus on Something Different 88

    39 Get Some Emotional Support 90

    40 Giving to Others Helps Alleviate Shyness 92

    41 Help Someone 94

    42 How to Know Whether Your Shyness Is Healing 96

    43 How to Say No When You're Shy 98

    44 Independence 100

    45 Introverts vs. Extraverts 103

    46 Is It Social Anxiety Disorder? 105

    47 Know Thyself 107

    48 Know When to Stand Up for Yourself 108

    49 Learn to Strike Up a Conversation 110

    50 Live a Full Life 112

    51 Listening Skills for the Shy at Heart 114

    52 Listen to Your Heart 116

    53 Listen to Your Intuition 118

    54 Loneliness and Shyness 120

    55 Make More Friends 121

    56 Meetings 123

    57 Move Your Body 124

    58 No Pain, No Gain 126

    59 Nonverbal Communication 128

    60 Nurture Your Self-Respect 130

    61 Nurture the Trust in Your Relationships 133

    62 OCD and Shyness 135

    63 Overcome Shyness With Positive Thinking 137

    64 Perfectionism: A Cause of Shyness? 139

    65 Positive Actions for Reducing Shyness 141

    66 Positive Self-Talk 143

    67 Posture Can Help You Beat Shyness 145

    68 The Power of Personality 147

    69 Primp 148

    70 Protect the Child Within 150

    71 PTSD 152

    72 Public Speaking 154

    73 Put Yourself Out There 156

    74 Reasons We Let Shyness Stop Us 158

    75 Rebuilding Confidence 160

    76 Rejection Is Protection 162

    77 SAD, Shyness, and Substance Abuse 164

    78 Seize Opportunities 166

    79 Self-Care Makes You Confident 168

    80 Self-Fulfilling Prophecies 170

    81 Self-Handicapping 172

    82 Self-Medication and Shyness 174

    83 Shyness and Relationships 176

    84 Shyness and Not Being Nice 178

    85 Shyness and Suffering in Silence 180

    86 Shyness and the Holidays 182

    87 Shyness as Safety Net 184

    88 Shyness in the Workplace 186

    89 Shyness Reduction Techniques 188

    90 Social Groups 190

    91 Social Networking for the Shy 192

    92 Stand and Deliver 195

    93 Socializing Tips for Introverts 197

    94 Spirituality for the Shy 199

    95 Take an Acting Class 201

    96 Talk to Strangers 203

    97 Think Positive 205

    98 Travel Guidelines for the Shy 207

    99 Visualization Helps Heal Shyness 209

    100 When You Need to Make an Apology 211

    Bonus Tip: Writing Your Way Through Shyness 213

    Index 215

    About the Authors 219

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