Those who are close to you already know, and others may never even have an opportunity to notice. Act confidently and tell yourself that you have every reason to feel as confident as you can act.
Unfortunately, some people latch onto that label and continue to treat others whom they deem as being "shy" with kid gloves, even if their personality has outgrown it. People who are shy tend to give themselves fewer chances to practice social behaviors.
She accepted me as I was, and we had many great adventures in high school.
But for a few people, shy feelings can be extreme and can seem hard to conquer. Josh is like this. Know that you can, too. When people are faced with a situation that may lead them to feel shy, how they deal with that situation can shape their future reactions to similar situations. It could be the latest viral video, an issue in the government, or a worldwide event.
When I came home, my family had a party in my honor, acknowledging this show of courage.
When I began to realize I was writing the same negative scripts, time and again, I knew that I had to see life and myself with fresh eyes, and in a new perspective. Join a club, a sports team, or an improv class.
As I started to assume this confident stance, people seemed to view me differently.