Overcome Shyness in the Workplace

By: Ms. Winnie S. Valdez

Shyness (Also called diffidence) is the feeling of apprehension, lack of comfort, or awkwardness especially when a person is around other people. Shyness is rooted in fear, an unreasonable fear of speaking up and being embarrass or disregard, the main causes why some people are afraid of speaking out are oversensitivity and lack of confidence. It is a huge disadvantage to triumph.

Normally the fear of speaking can arise from a few bad experiences, especially at an early age. A key to overcoming it is let go of bad experiences, when people settle on a bad experience, it grows into something much more fearsome than reality. The more people think about a bad experience, the more power they give it. Think about something remedial. The more can people encumber in their mind with positive thoughts of speaking up the easier it gets.

Insecurity is another cause of shyness. If people don’t think they have anything essential to conduce, what’s the point of risking humiliation? To get over this, they need to know the reliability of their own thoughts and the significance they present to others. To reach people’s potential, they need to share themselves with the world. Their bright insights don’t hold any value until they’ve enlightened someone else. The best way to get versed to sharing is practice. Speak up and understand that sharing your insight with people is doing them a favour. This will build confidence and faith in the goodwill of others.

Another important step in overcoming shyness is realizing that other people are basically the same as you. Your co-employees need you. They need your intelligence and insight. By overcoming shyness, many people give themselves the chance to be recognized and promoted.

Don’t keep your talent inside, share at every opportunity so it can grow and flourish.