Shyness – how can I manage it?

Does the thought of talking in a big group or to someone you don’t know make you start to blush, get butterflies in your stomach and sweat more than usual? Do you worry that others will notice this and think badly about you? Do you avoid these situations and find it hard to be social?

Everyone feels shy in certain social environments and many people will be anxious before entering a room full of people. But for some, it can be more extreme and can stop you doing things such as getting a job, making friends and enjoying hobbies.

This guide offers advice on how to help you start overcoming your shyness

You can read an interactive version of the guide by clicking on the cover below. Alternatively download a PDF (200KB) version.