Shyness: The Ultimate Teen Guide

Shyness: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Bernardo J. Carducci, Lisa Kaiser

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Although shyness is a very common trait and almost everyone experiences it at some level, it’s often misunderstood. That’s because few of us ask about the frustration, anxiety, pain, and triumphs in the life of a shy person. These experiences remain hidden, and shy people may feel that nobody wants to know what’s going on in their hearts, minds, and souls. Their silence often isolates them.

In Shyness: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Bernardo J. Carducci and Lisa Kaiser help young adults address a concern that millions of teens around the world experience. The authors emphasize that shyness is not a character flaw that needs to be cured, or that shy people need to remake their personalities and suddenly become extroverted. Instead, this book provides tips and strategies to help shy teens control their shyness by changing the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that hold them back from reaching their true potential. Chapters in this book look at

  • myths about shyness
  • what makes people shy
  • what it feels like to be shy
  • how shyness affects identity
  • how shy teens can meet people and make friends
  • how shy people can tackle some of their biggest fears, like dating
  • challenges beyond high school, such as leaving for college and developing a career

Throughout this book, teens learn that the best-kept secret about shyness is that there’s nothing wrong with it. Designed to help readers understand and gain a greater appreciation for who they are, Shyness: The Ultimate Teen Guide will teach young adults—and those closest to them—what it means to be successfully shy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442230477
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/11/2015
Series: It Happened to Me Series , #44
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 298
File size: 13 MB
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Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Bernardo J. Carducci is professor of psychology and Director of the Shyness Research Institute at Indiana University Southeast and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He is the author of several books, including Shyness: A Bold New Approach (2000), The Shyness Breakthrough (2003), and The Shyness Workbook (2005).

Lisa Kaiser, MA, is the assistant editor of Milwaukee's independent newsweekly, the Shepherd Express. Kaiser has written collaboratively with Dr. Carducci on Shyness: A Bold New Approach and The Shyness Breakthrough.

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting to Know Shy Teens
Chapter 1: What Do Shy Teens Look Like?
Chapter 2: Busting Myths about Shyness
Chapter 3: Why Are You Shy
Part II: What It Feels Like to Be Shy
Chapter 4: Shyness of the Body
Chapter 5: Shyness of the Mind
Chapter 6: Shyness of the Self
Part III: Becoming a Successfully Shy Teen
Chapter 7: Getting Ready to Get Out There
Chapter 8: Making Conversation
Chapter 9: Making Friends
Chapter 10: Dating
Chapter 11: Shyness in School
Chapter 12: Bullying and Social Media
Chapter 13: The Successfully Shy Young Adult
Selected Resources for Teens
About the Authors

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