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How to Deal with Being a Shy Teen

Being shy doesn’t mean you have to stay that way. New habits are all it takes to overcome shyness.


  • Step 1: Make eye contact with others Build your confidence by making eye contact with friends and family with whom you feel comfortable.
  • Step 2: Write down conversation starters Think of phrases to begin conversations with. Write them down and practice saying them out loud.
  • Step 3: Write what you need to say Write a script of what you need to say to someone. Practice by rehearsing it out loud.
  • TIP: Treat yourself like your best friend.
  • Step 4: Practice Practice socializing and using your conversation starters in small-group activities with people you don’t know.
  • FACT: Did you know? Sixty-two percent of people feel shyness every day.

You Will Need

  • Confidence
  • A pen and paper
  • Practice

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