Shyness & Fear of Social Situations: extreme anxiety in situations that involve the possibility of interaction with other people. For some, this fear is limited to public speaking or other specific situations. For others, the prospect of interacting with just one other person in any type of situation is frightening. Extremely shy people often go to great lengths to avoid being in contact with others.

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