Welcome back to The Attraction Doctor It is normal to get anxious about interacting with potential dating partners.
Everyone gets concerned about making a good first impression.
Research into shyness has suggested different causes including genetic influences, prenatal influences, environmental factors (including the effects of emotional abuse in childhood), or as the result of a traumatic social episode.
For some people however, shyness can lead to social anxiety and a crippling fear that results in deliberate isolation to avoid associating with others.
Extremely shy individuals are typically low in self-esteem and largely preoccupied with what others think of them.
Those friendships they do succeed in making are often of lower quality than the friendships made by children who are less shy.
Shy children are more likely to internalize problems such as depression, anxiety, and loneliness.
You’re going to need to overcome that shyness, and fast.