Some people welcome new experiences and new people. They look forward to any opportunity to socialize. They're often the first to introduce themselves and they jump into a conversation easily. Other people are quiet and shy, and prefer to warm up slowly to new people or situations. What Is Shyness?
Does the idea of mingling at a party send cold fingers of alarm creeping up your spine? Or the thought of giving a presentation all the rage front of a room full of people make you feel physically sick? Akindele Michael was a shy adolescent. His parents, incidentally, are not bashful. He believes that his sheltered background is linked to his shyness — but is he right?