During my entire childhood, I was shy. Around the age of 12, my mom took me to a psychologist that told me I was an introvert. She said there’s no problem being introverted, and I should look for activities that fit my profile.
The advice that could have helped me build a wonderful life had the opposite effect. I became more and more isolated; I lost countless good opportunities in life because of it.
The psychologist was right; I’m an introvert. But maybe she didn’t explain the difference between shyness and introversion, or perhaps I didn’t understand correctly. The fact is that only when I started working with chakras, I understood that shyness and introversion are different things. As a result, my life has changed for the better.
That is why I want to share what shyness and introversion mean and mainly clarify that they are not the same. Furthermore, I want you to get the best out of your personality type and live a fulfilled life!
Characteristics of a Shy Person
Shyness is nothing more than fear, a fear of social judgment, a fear that people will look at you and realize that you are not good enough. It’s a personal, internal perception that there is something in you that you won’t be worthy of love and respect if other people find out.
That’s what stops shy people from doing many things. They can’t do everything that exceeds their comfort zone. Let’s suppose you are a shy person, and there is a circle around you. Everything inside it you are comfortable doing, for example, talking with your family and friends. Therefore, even a shy person feels at ease in specific social interactions.
On the other hand, a person without shyness has a bigger circle. Thus, they can have social interactions without so much discomfort. Basically, the shy person only feels shame when they are forced to extrapolate their confidence circle.
And since the shy person has this circle smaller than other people, even some everyday situations make the shy person feel highly uncomfortable. In short:
Timidity = fear of social judgment.
Introversion is something completely different. It is how you respond to stimuli, including social stimuli. Introverts feel more comfortable and produce more when they are in quiet environments; when performing solitary activities.
An introvert learns best when reading a book. On the other hand, an extrovert performs better in a classroom, interacting with other people. However, both an introvert and an extrovert will have no problem raising their hand and asking questions. In contrast, the shy doesn’t dare to ask questions going home without taking full advantage of the class.
Another example: an introvert and a shy person have to give a speech. Both are anxious before the lecture, but the introvert becomes more comfortable during the talk and generally performs much better than a shy person.
After the lecture, an introvert, instead of going to a bar to celebrate with friends, as an extrovert would do, goes home to rest to recharge their energy. While the timid one goes home feeling guilty for having failed.
Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.Anonymous
By the way, energy is totally connected to confidence. A person without energy can’t be confident, can’t make things happen. The raw material of action is energy. If you want to strengthen your confidence, you have to know how to manage it, most importantly, how to recharge it.
A person with low energy has inappropriate beliefs, feelings, decisions, and behaviors. And consequently, the results tend to be regrettable.
The chakras are our energy centers. When they are in harmony, our physical body is healthy, our minds and emotions are balanced, and we achieve optimal performance in everything we do.
The chakras are a system. Each of the 7 energy centers works together and affects each other. For example, 3 chakras directly affect self-confidence: the root (1st), splenic (2nd), and throat (5th) chakras.
The root chakra influences our sense of security, the splenic self-esteem, and the throat self-criticism.
The interaction of these 3 chakras builds self-confidence. Self-confidence is vital to break shyness.
As we can see in the chart above, shy people, in general, have the root (red) and splenic (orange) chakras in scarcity and throat (blue) chakra in excess. Suppose you don’t feel secure, lack self-esteem, and criticize yourself too much. In that case, it is difficult to expose yourself to other people.
While introverts and extroverts are closer to the optimal state, aka: “Buddha State.” Which is the perfect chakra balance for a person to become an unlimited person.
Please note that I am generalizing for educational purposes; each person is unique. A shy person can also have excessive self-esteem (2nd chakra), and so on.
If you would like to receive a personalized diagnosis, please contact me.
The important thing here is to understand that we need to balance these 3 chakras to become self-confident.
22 Ideas to Increase Your Self-Confidence
Significant changes start with a first step. With this eBook, you will find several ideas to challenge yourself and finally break free from shyness.
When you free yourself from shyness, you will no longer worry about social interactions, attracting better circumstances. Moreover, you’ll be ready to give your best to the world! Consequently, you will experience an avalanche of blessings.
Let the magic happen!
Thanks for the fantastic Unsplash photos: Pâmela Lima and Kitera Dent.
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