posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 04:46 PM
A good tip, in a group situation, is to make an extra special effort to concentrate on what everyone else is saying.
Shyness is often a result of being pre-occupied with your own image. i.e. worrying what others might think of you. This takes valuable mental energy
away from the the process of getting to know THEM. Over the course of an social occasion, this can lead to you feeling more and more detached from the
group, leading to more shyness.
So all you have to do is think about them, the group, or the person you are having a conversation with. Follow conversations round the table. Try to
avoid letting the group split into two or more "mini" conversations, Look directly at who ever is speaking, and picture what they are speaking
about. You know yourself, so use the social opportunity to get to know them!
You won't be distracted by your own self image and everything will flow more easily from there. You'll find yourself out of your shell before you