Photograph (c) Sarah Lewis

Although struggling with shyness is not exclusive to introverts, it’s a challenge that many of us face.

I recently read an article on Personal Development @ Suite 101 which outlines these helpful tips to help you eliminate self-destructive behaviours and be more assertive in your day-to-day life.

  1. Be present.
  2. Observe your thoughts, but don’t believe them.
  3. Use “I” statements.
  4. Remember that non-verbal communication is as important as verbal.
  5. Accept yourself!


Do you consider yourself shy? Have you found ways to overcome it?