I just found this in my stats:
January 23rd post, “Finally, Someone Who Gets It”
This blogger just found my post tonight: On Being Judged For Shyness. After she read it, she wrote, “I’m crying internal tears of joy knowing that there’s someone out there who understands how I feel on a daily basis. Her closing paragraph really hit home:”
My closing paragraph:
Please, don’t be that person. Don’t expect shy people to talk. Draw them out instead by asking questions.
If we still don’t say much, don’t take it personally; sometimes it takes a while for us to become comfortable enough with you to talk easily. Or maybe we simply have nothing to say about that subject. Because our brains have such a hard time coming up with conversational topics off the cuff, just give us a chance.
Let us be ourselves, and don’t make a big deal about our quiet natures. It may take a few meetings, it may take 20 or 100, but eventually, we may begin to open up to you. Even now I can be very quiet in a group of people I’ve known and been comfortable with for years, but one-on-one I can often be more talkative.
It does my heart good to see my posts connecting to others like this. To know that all the clicking away I do all the time, is starting to reach out to others and make a difference.