EXPLORING SHYNESS AND SOCIAL INTERACTION IN WOMEN: A MIXED-METHODS STUDY
Shyness has been classified as a dispositional trait by Cheek et al. and has developed into a concept of individuals remaining hesitant and developing anxiety when forced to socialise. People with extreme levels of shyness appear uncomfortable and demonstrate both physical symptoms like blushing and stammering and psychological symptoms like feeling inferior. Over time, shyness developed from a classification of personality trait to illness that had a negative impact on the social life of an individual.