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Shyness

  • By: Jonathan M. Cheek & Katherine E. Tyson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Shyness is the term most often used to label feelings of anxiety and inhibition in social situations. Common synonyms include bashfulness, timidity, self-consciousness, and reticence. Ratings ...

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