The Nature of Your Child's Shyness
For people who are naturally shy, it is important to understand what is the true nature of their shyness, in order to be able to deal with it accordingly. People could be shy arouind unfamiliar faces only, while others are shy whether they know the people around them or not. Also, there are special situations that could make a person display shyness, such as the presence of a lover, an influential figure, or a recognized personality. Another reason why you should be able to identify the nature of your child’s shyness is, to rule out social phobia, which is a psychological disorder. In social phobia, the child experiences profound and severe fear for social environments/situations, and this could be very impairing to him, at all angles.