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Shyness – Is it Really a Problem?

By Karen Sribney, M.Ed., Registered Psychologist Originally published by Eckert Centre in 2009; minor revisions made in 2015 Shyness, in our culture, is considered to be a negative attribute, one that we wish to change either in ourselves or in our children. But when we look at shyness through the lens of attachment to those important in our lives, we see that shyness serves an important function. Have you ever seen a person act shy around someone to whom they have a relationship with, in other words, with a person to...
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