"Shyness is a rare treat for all those who are currently or formerly shy. Bernie Carducci beautifully blends a personal concern for helping shy children and adults with useful advice based on sound research and clinical wisdom. It is surely the best book on the subject since my own appeared many years ago." -- Philip G. Zimbardo, author of Shyness: What It Is, What to Do About It --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Everyone is shy to some degree so I think everyone can benefit from this book.
Some of what he talks about being common for shy people was suprizing to me, such as having a much harder time communicating in loud places like bars.
The author seems to be unaware of the problem of social anxiety and its difference with shyness.
There have been many books written about the subject of shyness, and I think the emphasis has always been on the wrong aspect of the problem. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Hoosier Hayseed
From my own work on myself, I have established beyond the shadow of a doubt that shyness is a symptom, not the disease. Read morePublished 14 months ago by William Smith
I finished reading this book couples months back and loved it. Very informative and casts new light on shyness that I never have heard of (the points about how shyness effects the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kitty-kat
Tells you what shyness really is and how you can overcome it. By some estimates, half the world population are introverts so there are actually a lot of shy people out there. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Please vote, please vote, please vote for me
Be cautious of the negative reviews for this book.
Many of these people seem to be upset about the concept of shyness being related to narcissism. Read more
The author seems to be unaware of the problem of social anxiety and its difference with shyness. In page six, he says: "Shyness is not a social disease such as social phobia or... Read morePublished on May 4, 2011 by user1923563
The author does not appear to have any experience being shy himself and moves back and forth between claiming that shy people are narcissists and saying that being shy is not their... Read morePublished on January 18, 2011 by kro
Professor Carducci's book helped me gain valuable perspective on my shyness. I am learning to accept and accurately see how shyness affects my life, but not view it as so awful and... Read morePublished on March 10, 2010 by Linda R.
My conclusion is that the author of this book is extroverted. While he understands shyness, he does not have a comforting voice in this book. Read morePublished on February 29, 2008 by Mary Huhtala