Dating extremely shy girl

Shy children have been found to be less competent at initiating play with peers.

School-age children who rate themselves as shy tend to like themselves less and consider themselves less friendly and more passive than their non-shy peers.

Hyson and Karen Van Trieste Shyness is a common but little understood emotion.

Everyone has felt ambivalent or self-conscious in new social situations.

Fearful shyness in response to new adults emerges in infancy.

Cognitive advances in self-awareness bring greater social sensitivity in the second year.

Some parents, by labeling their children as shy, appear to encourage a self- fulfilling prophecy, Adults may cajole coyly shy children into social interaction, thus reinforcing shy behavior.

There is growing evidence of a hereditary or temperamental basis for some variations of dispositional shyness.

Generally, as children gain experience with unfamiliar people, shyness wanes.

In the absence of other difficulties, shy children have not been found to be significantly at-risk for psychiatric or behavior problems.

Researchers have implicated both nurture and nature in these individual differences. Children’s cultural background and family environment offer models of social behavior.

Chinese children in day care have been found to be more socially reticent than Caucasians, and Swedish children report more social discomfort than Americans.

Extremely inhibited children show physiological differences from uninhibited children, including higher and more stable heart rates.

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