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How do I stop being shy?

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I got a great question from IWT reader Kara, who wants to know how she can stop being shy.

“I would like to change the behavior of being shy. I’m an idea person and do not share them for fear of being judged. I’m often very hesitant to talk to people unless we can cut the BS and talk for real. I wonder if I should be more open to small talk to connect with people. I also hesitate to share my ideas because I fear it reduces my excitement when I have to answer a bunch of questions. I’m feeling slightly isolated. Please help!”

This question is pure gold because ALL of us are shy in certain situations. Maybe it’s around people who have achieved more than you…or attractive women…or your parents. At my last NYC meetup, I had a girl physically RUN away from me because she was so shy (not kidding). So cute.

Truthfully, I was REALLY shy as a kid. In fact, here’s what my mom told a national reporter when Fortune profiled me:

As a kid growing up in Sacramento, Sethi showed no signs of becoming the brash, opinionated person he is today. His mother, Neelam, says, “When he was really little, he just wanted to be left alone.”

SERIOUSLY, MOM? That was the ONE quote you gave about me in a 6-PAGE PROFILE? Thanks a lot.

Back to Kara’s shyness question. What’s MOST interesting in her question are the invisible scripts — the assumptions she doesn’t even realize she’s making!

  • SHE SAYS: “I’m often very hesitant to talk to people unless we can cut the BS and talk for real”
  • WHAT SHE IS REALLY SAYING: “I think small talk is BS because I don’t understand it”

So I recorded a video with my answers and suggestions on overcoming shyness. Note: It’s not the same old “5 tips to overcome shyness”:

(NOTE: The opposite of shy is not extroverted. I misspoke.)

Check the video out and leave a comment with how you’ve overcome shyness in just ONE area of your life.

I also took some studio time to show you how to improve your social skills in under 30 minutes.

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Iva
Iva
3 years 10 months ago

I found that saying something slightly bold, provocative or risky right after the initial small talk loosens me up and gives me more confidence – even better when it’s funny.

Matt
3 years 10 months ago

I make it a game to find out one interesting thing about the person before the night is over. It forces me to listen closely and pick up on certain phrases or words, and then get that person to share more about him- or herself. It actually opens up a better pathway for me to start talking about myself too since it gives me something to go off of rather than just bringing up something out of nowhere.

Andreas
3 years 10 months ago
Love this suggestion – I’m going to integrate that in to my next networking session. Are there any sort of questions you ask to probe and move the conversation in an interesting direction. I find it ever so hard to get to the bottom of what really makes people tick most of the time. Occasionally, people will open up when I say: What’s your long term goal? A great new friend I’ve recently made he immediately opened up to me and said he wanted to move away from his core business and focus on charity work. Suddenly, I could help… Read more »
Jeremy
3 years 10 months ago

You’re not a psychologist. You’re a writer who made money off of a startup. I’d rather hear you talk about money than babble on about your ideas on pseudo-psychology.

David Masters
3 years 10 months ago

I find this a really odd comment, Jeremy. Writers don’t have to be experts. What writers do is take great ideas and make them accessible, which is exactly what Ramit does in this video. That’s a skill in itself.

This was a well-structured, well thought out video. I think you’re harsh to call it “babble”.

Jody
Jody
3 years 10 months ago

You may want to do a little more research on Ramit’s background before making these claims.

Nicole M
Nicole M
3 years 10 months ago

As a former shy person, I appreciate the question and Ramit answering it.

Jerad
Jerad
3 years 10 months ago

Jeremy,

Take a second to do some research before running your mouth. If you look up Ramit’s background you’ll see he has a Psych degree from Stanford and I would say that is more than enough qualification to offer some insights regarding behavioral tendencies of people.

Sue
Sue
3 years 10 months ago

I disagree with each sentence of Jeremy’s comment. 1) You don’t have to be a psychologist to offer some guidance on overcoming shyness. 2) You’re telling Ramit who he is 3) He didn’t “babble on,” he answered a question posed by a reader. And they weren’t just his ideas. He referenced an article from the Atlantic.

For those who didn’t get a chance to Google it – http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2003/03/caring-for-your-introvert/302696/#

Kevin McCoy
Kevin McCoy
3 years 10 months ago

I felt the same way for awhile, terrible at small talk and always worried I wouldn’t be interesting enough. So I came up with a couple questions I always have in my back pocket if the conversation dies.

What brought you here?
What are you excited about this week?
What project(s) are you working on?

It’s always good to have answers to these yourself should they turn it back around on you!

Susan
Susan
3 years 10 months ago
I remain shy in many social situations, but have learned to tell myself, “Everyone has something to teach me.” I approach new people by asking questions about them and subtly trying to learn the lesson(s) they have to impart. This allows me to cancel out any preconceived notions I may have based on their age, appearance, socioeconomic level, etc. Once they start answering questions, I become more comfortable and am often able to share my own experiences, building a more comfortable relationship. For practice, I recommend just chatting with the checkout people at the store. They are generally trained to… Read more »
Joe Cassandra
3 years 10 months ago

My approach to any situation is to just ask about them.

Everyone likes to talk about themselves, so I show an interest in their hobbies, job whatever, and look for common ground somewhere, because common ground brings ease and comfort. Even if something common is something dumb, it opens doors.

And…….SMILE (icebreaker to any situation)

H
3 years 10 months ago
I used to be completely shy due to being uncomfortable around people that I perceived to be “better” than me (more accomplished, more attractive, smarter, more athletic). Specific: at leadership events, at seminars & conferences, especially when that person was “better” at something I tied my identity to (so after awhile, no longer as threatened around ‘the supermodel-attractive women because that’s not my niche’. Solution: trial & error, and a cycle of practice (do) & introspection (reflect). Constantly pushing myself to be uncomfortable, challenging myself to interact with the very people I would avoid. I quickly re-affirmed that no matter… Read more »
widhadyah
widhadyah
3 years 10 months ago

Hi H, nice suggestion. I think I have to push my self to be uncomfortable too. I still feel shy to be around “those kind of people”. I wonder, how do you start to chat with them? Since people will gather around them too..

Jonathan
Jonathan
3 years 10 months ago
This is probably the area where I’ve tested the most. I’ve always understood the importance being able to connect with others and have consciously decided to improve my skills at doing so. For example, I wanted to learn how to become more fluent when speaking to women so I bought a copies of Neil Strauss’s “The Game” and “Rules of the Game”. The first is his book on how he became a pick up artist (PUA). Some may look down on this field, but there is a TON to learn about social dynamics from PUA’s. The latter, is a 30-day… Read more »
Mihir
Mihir
3 years 10 months ago
One thing I did to help overcome my shyness was to actively participate in and help organize conference events, including giving speeches, rather than just attending them as empty training seminars where I just sat and passively consumed speeches and presentations (I had realized I needed to do more than collect training hour credits sitting in on sometimes boring seminars just to maintain my professional credentials). So I find that joining organizations and participating in them, rather than just passively attending their events, helps you get into the habit of small talk more easily because at first you are signing… Read more »
Tiffany
3 years 10 months ago
Great video. I really liked the point you made that small talk builds relationships. I am a children’s minister and have to make a lot of phone calls to ask for volunteers which is something that I really struggled with when I first started the job. I got over feeling shy about it by praying and practice – the more I did it, the easier it became. I also noticed that if you ask them about their week and their life before just hitting them over the head with, “Can you help out in this class?” they are a lot… Read more »
Conrad Deas
3 years 10 months ago

In the area of networking or business in general I used to, and sometimes still do, get shy when talking to people who are in higher positions. I overcome it by remembering/thinking that someone used to wipe their butt when thy were a baby. We all pooped on ourselves at some point in life. That thought helps me remember we’re all the same. 🙂

Amber
Amber
3 years 10 months ago
I’m pretty shy in social situations, especially ones where I’m meeting a lot of new people. If it’s socially acceptable (like at a party), I’ll have a beer immediately. I just need to tone my social anxiety down to a manageable level and stop being so self-sensoring and critical. In situations where I can’t drink, I make it a game called What Would (My Sister) Do? She’s much more social than I am and I’ve seen how she can be charming and I try to use the techniques that she uses. At work, I make a huge effort to win… Read more »
JH
JH
3 years 10 months ago

The “Caring for your Introvert” article is satire and not very helpful.

Kate Nelson
Kate Nelson
3 years 10 months ago
Thank you for posting this. I am shy and I also do not like to chit chat. I go so far as to avoid people I know (and like!) at places like Target because I do not want to get caught up in small talk. I like to get straight to business and save the small talk for after – if there is time! This is a personal challenge for me and I will change my approach when I am in a situation where small talk will be beneficial so I can this technique in a positive light. Thanks to… Read more »
Alex
Alex
3 years 10 months ago
Shyness for me revolved around large events and “meetups” where there were a lot of people to whom I had no connection. I found a) having a goal , b) preparation, and c) maintaining scripts were hugely helpful. a) Having a goal – I started out (about a year ago) with the goal of getting one business card per event. Just one. Most people will give you a business card after pretty perfunctory conversation and then, if you’re more comfortable in writing, you can start building the relationship. Going for 1 card meant the bar was low and I could… Read more »
Laura
Laura
3 years 10 months ago

This is brilliant advice. I don’t like to talk about myself, because I like quiet things and I’m nervous of boring people, but if someone asked me “What’s the story behind those sunglasses?” or whatever, I’d feel really comfortable answering. That’s something that would tell you about a person without asking overly personal questions.

Thea
Thea
3 years 10 months ago
I used to be very shy and averse to small talk and then I started organizing conferences, and realized I needed to get better at having “BS” conversations with people. It helped me to think of myself as a host — it was my role to help people feel comfortable and engaged, so I started asking them easy questions, about where they were from, their work, the weather, etc. If I thought about it as being about them, rather than me, it was easier for me to as questions that were “not important” and also to open up and answer… Read more »
J. Delancy
3 years 10 months ago
I’m one of the first graduates of Ramit’s Earn1K course, so in response to some of the other comments about his “psuedo-psychology” I can say you need to read more of his stuff. Most of his writing is about Behavioural Modification as it relates to money. Google the name of Ramit’s mentor B.J Fogg to see where he gets it from. The comments on learning from Pick-Up Artists is spot-on. Though much maligned some of them teach very real social skills that can be applied to both seduction and business. This is because “Money” and “Dating” are games that we… Read more »
Stephanie
Stephanie
3 years 10 months ago
I was always pretty shy in highschool and I noticed that it really affected me once I got to college. I had a hard time meeting friends and an even harder time doing presentations. So I decided to throw myself into as many social situations as possible and to train myself to become a more outgoing person. The first thing I did was to talk to as many strangers as possible in my everyday encounters. These mainly included people sitting next to me in class or the cashier in the checkout lane. Beforehand, I would write down a couple of… Read more »
Megan
Megan
3 years 10 months ago
To overcome my fear of initiating face to face conversations with strangers, I decided to spend this past summer working in a wine tasting room. I was able to overcome my shyness by sharing my passion for wine, instead of having to drink it to be social. Pouring wine for strangers caused me to ponder whether it was shyness or perfectionism that has been holding me back. Perhaps this is a concept Kara should consider also. Does she not want to share her ideas o for fear of being judged or because she is afraid her ideas are not perfect?… Read more »
Ralu
Ralu
3 years 10 months ago

You made a good point there, Megan. Perfectionism is a “condition” that can be treated, and after you do, you get very good at spotting it in others. I worked a lot on curing myself and still have my moments. Exposing your perfect-in-theory ideas to others is really scary. But once you do, you realize that you have an unlimited resource of suggestions that will give you new and improved versions that you were missing out before.

Silvino
Silvino
3 years 10 months ago
I think that usually the problem is to find something in the other person that really interest you. You can always ask questions you have memorized but if the interest it’s not truth the relationship can’t be build. On the other hand, I think that is very unlikely not to find something interesting in someone. Recently, I moved to my new job in Ireland from Spain and I still have problems with the “building a relationship talk”, probably because English isn’t my native language. So, many times I was afraid to share my ideas, etc, but well, I have to… Read more »
Ryan Gooler
Ryan Gooler
3 years 10 months ago

Start off just talking to people. The hardest part of conversations is getting them started. My advice: wear Vibrams around town. You know, those weird toe shoes? I have yet to have more than 3 days go past without somebody coming up and asking if they are comfortable.

Then, once you get used to people talking to you, start taking initiative. Talk to them. THEN worry about bringing up the topic of your ideas.

Brie B.
Brie B.
3 years 10 months ago

Lol, I just have to agree that, yes, FiveFingers are basically an open invitation for people to talk to you about your shoes.

Stacey
Stacey
3 years 10 months ago
Practice, practice, practice. By nature, I’m a shy person as well. Like many others, by the time I got to college it became a HUGE problem, and when I started working it was even worse. I decided the only way to really move forward (you’ll get nowhere if you’re totally isolated and alone all the time) was to get beyond the shyness. I started striking up conversations with people wherever I was (people I usually didn’t talk to at the office, grocery store….just about everywhere!) and seeing what really opened up the conversation door. This was INCREDIBLY hard for me,… Read more »
Tejas Kotecha
Tejas Kotecha
3 years 10 months ago
The symptom mentioned here about Small Talk = BS is indicator to me that Kara is an introvert; not necessarily Shy. There is quite subtle difference; and the key here talking about real stuff. A shy person won’t even talk about real stuff as its about fear of talking altogether; while introvert can go on and on forever on topic they know about (aka real stuff). I would suggest a very good book; “Introvert Advantage by Martin Olsen Laney”. This book helped me to understand my introvert self and come to peace with myself about how my temperament is; and… Read more »
Chris
3 years 10 months ago
I used to be very shy with women but I found that drink helped me talk. It didn’t particular make me a great conversationalist though. More constructive was a photography project I did, photographing strangers. I’ve photographed over a 150 but the time that I was least shy was when I went to Malaysia and Singapore for two weeks but I decided not to use a guide book or look up any information, instead I had to ask people for help, if I needed it. In Malacca, where I stayed for six days, my day depended on other people. I… Read more »
Renee
Renee
3 years 10 months ago
After High School (I was home schooled for that), I realized that when I went to college I was going to have to actually have a conversation with people, so I decided to try to get myself out of being SO shy by giving compliments to random people on their clothes or shoes or something. I created tiny (that’s tiny, not small) talk with them by asking them where they got it. So, it did help me and while I was in college I was able to start conversations with others by complimenting them because they seemed to be more… Read more »
peachfront
3 years 10 months ago
We don’t know that she’s shy. She says she has developed a shy BEHAVIOR to avoid being judged. In a key sentence, she states that she is protecting her ideas from being hammered by questions. Look, a seed that keeps getting dug up will never grow. Being “shy” and holding back her ideas until they’re stronger may be exactly what she needs to be doing right now. I wouldn’t be as quick as Ramit to assume that a grown woman doesn’t understand what small talk is for. I’m sure she knows perfectly well what it’s for. I think she also… Read more »
Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet
3 years 10 months ago
I was born partially deaf and had to wear hearing aids from a young age. Children mocked me about my deafness and my lisping which ended up making me very self-conscious to the point of refusing to wear my aids. I ended up not hearing 30% of conversations and looking like a dumbass. After years and years I’ve finally practised self-acceptance and have no problem wearing my hearing aids and even changing batteries in front of complete strangers. When they look at me quizically I just say: “I’m deaf”, with a big smile. If they have a problem with it,… Read more »
Edward Snelling
Edward Snelling
3 years 10 months ago

Thanks Ramit,

You just pointed out for me my lack of sometimes not being able to enjoy a party. I have always sought out people who were willing to cut the BS and get to a mutual interest to discuss. Obviously I never got a lot of interaction. Now I understand why — I wasn’t willing to do the connection preliminaries.

Thanks for the insight.
Edward

Kelly
Kelly
3 years 10 months ago
I used to have trouble with small talk because I thought it was boring. I didn’t care what people did for work, what colleges their kids were applying to, or whether their favorite baseball team won. My problem was I thought work, family, politics, and sports were the only topics covered in small talk. I didn’t realize you can literally make small talk about anything. Now I ask people whether they’ve played any cool games recently, what they do outside of work, what music they like, whether they have pets, where they’ve traveled–topics I find interesting. It’s much easier to… Read more »
Jon
Jon
3 years 10 months ago

This really hit home! I too have hated the small talk and just wanted to GET TO THE POINT! But I realized I come off the wrong way when I do that and I try to prep myself before I talk to someone and portray a relaxed attitude when I need to ask for something. Need to work on building up those relationships

Andrew
Andrew
3 years 10 months ago
Regarding the “small talk is BS” thing: I find that when any technique (like this) is so widely used in every culture, it must have a value, so I’m not quick to dismiss it! I listened to some great audiobooks a couple of years ago; “The Art of Verbal Self Defense”, and “Difficult Conversations”. One of them said the purpose of small talk is to evaluate the other person in the conversation. She gave the example of traveller #1 stopped by the side of the road with a flat tire. Traveller #2 drove by, stopped, rolled down his car window… Read more »
James
3 years 10 months ago
I think Kara should take a class in improv comedy! I first realized how improv comedy can improve confidence in public speaking when after taking a few classes (just for fun), I discovered that I was more effective at my day job as a public interest lobbyist. I just started an improv comedy course specifically geared towards people who are seeking to boost their confidence in their everyday and professional lives (i.e., improv for regular people, not improv for aspiring performers). If Kara or any other readers on the blog are ever in the DC area and interested, check out… Read more »
Nick
Nick
3 years 10 months ago

I have found improv classes to be extremely helpful in overcoming shyness. The best classes have a great mix of theory and practise, and what makes a good ‘scene’ often makes for a good conversation.

Rosa
Rosa
3 years 10 months ago
I’m also very shy, so, when I need to be in situations where I don´t know any one, I just start with a light talk about something in the place like furniture, the building, also the city or the place if it´s new for me. It helps very much to break the ice, also if you ask questions about the people and make them feel important or interesting helps. But for all these initiatives I work in reduce stress like if I were to begin a race, or a competition, you know: take a deep breath and relax your muscles… Read more »
Kate
Kate
3 years 10 months ago
I took some beginning improv workshops for this very reason. A common misperception about classes like these is that they will make the shy person into a wild and crazy entertainer — no. What WILL happen is that you will get on stage in front of your classmates, and become so afraid that you’re pretty sure your bowels have failed…. and then discover that you’re okay. That your nervous system is sending you bad information and that this situation is NOT as perilous as you think. That’s an invaluable lesson for a shy person — you fear awkwardness, so you… Read more »
Laura
Laura
3 years 10 months ago

I like to compliment random people in elevators 🙂 “I LOVE your shoes!” to the stylish girl at the office. “Your dog is adorable, may I say hello?” to the really cute fella in my apartment building.

Most of the time I find it makes people smile and engage with me, which really makes me feel cool and gregarious, even though I usually think of myself as terribly shy!

Govind
3 years 10 months ago

Nice one Laura. Those words will really help anyone to start conversation. We can also start by complimenting about their looks.

Cornelius
Cornelius
3 years 10 months ago
I used to be shy from 12 to about 16. This shyness was more among attractive women, older people and people in authority. Then I started work when I was about 17and half years old. People started taking advantage of my shyness and before I knew it I could not differentiate between being shy and being afraid( That is a raw feeling because you cannot do anything about it when it is so strong). Firstly You have to realise that your ideas are as a Powerful too as your Speech is. You are the owner of the IDEA and nobody… Read more »
Sal Jumat
3 years 10 months ago

That was so spot on Ramit! I was at a recent Internet Marketing meet up and realized by having ‘small talk’ and slowing things down helpse build a relationship with a person better which in fact got more of his attention and enabled him to ask me for my contacts. It’s so kickass. ‘I like, very nice, high 5’ – Borat Sagdiev 😉

cliff
3 years 10 months ago

I was actually VERY shy in when I was younger. I don’t know what happened, but some time around high school, I just made a conscious decision to start talking to people. I found that I actually LIKED to meet new people. By the time I was 23, I was a radio DJ. go figure. hahaha! Now I meet new people and make new connections both professionally and personally on a daily basis and I LOVE it!

Far From It

ray
ray
3 years 10 months ago

I liked the opening and closing music.

Kisobulu Uriah
Kisobulu Uriah
3 years 10 months ago

I used to be shy in 20s because of inferiority complex. I had very few female friendsand could not interact with people above my age. More importantly I could even fear rich people. I came to realise that anybody can be friendly when I shifted from rural to urban.

Ross
3 years 10 months ago
I was painfully shy and introverted when I was younger, and the most effective treatment I ever did was customer service. At interviews I stated my goal of overcoming shyness and they loved it, it’s something memorable and positive. Retail customer service is essentially extreme repetition of small social interactions with a broad spectrum of people. No matter how shy you might be, after the first month I guarantee you will be on mental cruise-control greeting and chatting with any type of person. Now I’m a professional web developer and dealing with clients is MUCH easier thanks to my retail… Read more »
Tina
Tina
3 years 10 months ago
As other people have mentioned, I’ve gotten better at small talk by just complimenting a person’s attire. I started doing it when I realized women did it to me all the time. I began to realize that people tend to enjoy talking about themselves but don´t continue unless prompted with the right guided questions. I find myself being shy at keeping friends. I am pretty decent at small talk, making new friends and talking to strangers because the novelty sparks my interest but sustaining friendships can be difficult. Living in a different country and not being completely fluent in the… Read more »
Deborah
3 years 10 months ago
Kara probably doesn’t like small talk, but Ramit had a great suggestion by asking someone, “What’s up with you today?” (or something to that effect – can’t remember exactly). As Dale Carnegie suggests, get interested in what the other person likes and they will do the same for you. Or ask, after the initial small talk, “What would you say is the one thing that you’re known for?” This question will be a great segway for you to tell them that you are an idea person. But I feel you must test them out first to see 1) if they… Read more »
Derek - Freeat33
3 years 10 months ago

I like to pretend I am not shy. That forces me to do things that people do when they are not shy. I usually feel very triumphant afterwards knowing I had overcome my fear.

Matt
3 years 10 months ago

Good one! I am definitely of the small talk is BS mindset, so I will have to change that. I also know people like you mention that I will have to study now and emulate.

Matt
3 years 10 months ago

Also, I love the tiger animation in the above video.

Famiii
Famiii
3 years 10 months ago
People are interested in people who are interested in them. Small talk is only small in that it is focused on the smallest things that are of narrow interest to the person in front of you. ‘That’s a beautiful broach, where did you get it?’ ‘Your son’s soccer team has been playing loads of away matches, that must be weighing a ton on your weekend time!’ People who engage in ‘genuine’ small talk – finding out what is personal and important to other people and remembering and talking about that are the people with the most fulfilling relationships in the… Read more »
Brendaline
Brendaline
3 years 10 months ago
Great tip to overcoming shyness Ramit. Starting small to build confidence and momentum is the way to go! I find that when I let go of thinking of ‘me’ and focus on ‘being’ genuinely interested in the other person, this allows the conversation to naturally progress. Being raised in the Caribbean islands has also helped me since it’s generally a friendly and engaging environment. I am inspired by that, and tend take that warmth with me whenever I converse with friends and new acquaintances. We are all interconnected and it helps to remember to celebrate and appreciate the uniqueness of… Read more »
Sami
Sami
3 years 10 months ago

I am naturally shy around people until I get to know them reasonably well. I am less shy in social situations but the alcohol definitely helps!

Melinda
Melinda
3 years 10 months ago
I was so shy as a kid. No one now would believe it. Even as a young adult, I had a hard time at parties. One thing I did to overcome my shyness was to sign up for a ballroom dance class. I had to walk alone into a room in an unfamiliar part of town where some people already knew each other and not only talk to strangers, but I had to dance with them, which sometimes included looking like an idiot because I couldn’t get the steps right. It broke my space bubble down. I’ve also found it… Read more »
Meg
Meg
3 years 10 months ago
Great advise, per usual, Ramit. I’m an introvert and now feel confidence in it through reading “Quiet” by Susan Cain. I make contacts with myself to get new information on at least one of my clients weekly by engaging them in conversation (and then writing it down). I focus my small talk on their families and health since these are things that I truely care about- even though it is unrelated to my project. When I care about the answer, my clients feel listened to. I then feel like the “small talk” isn’t B.S. but actually intimate information with which… Read more »
Demian Farnworth
3 years 10 months ago
Holy smokes, I can be shy in just about every area of my life: family, neighbourhood and business. And I find the best way to beat that shyness is to just step out and say something. Hi. I TRY to get to that small talk. The more I do it the more comfortable I get at it. The less I do it–the less I hide from contact–the more shy and isolated I get. I used to avoid client calls because I didn’t want to talk. That lead to some pretty neurotic behaviour on my part. I realized I needed to… Read more »
Lucas
5 months 8 days ago

Great tips. For a long time I had problem of shyness. I don’t know why but every time I approached some attractive woman and very beautiful, I ended up crashing at the time of the conversation. When you’re too shy things seem more difficult than the normal. But after studying several books and articles on seduction I have seen improvements in my performance with the girls. Today right out of the House and aboard people the day defers to improve my social skills. I have enjoyed reading the articles of your blog. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

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