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Goodbye to Shy

3.32 of 5 stars 3.32  ·  rating details  ·  172 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Say hello to new friends, new business opportunities, new love, and new confidence

Okay, so you're shy. Here are 85 proven techniques to help you conquer your shyness and change your life for good. No psychobabble. No nonsense. These tested "ShyBusters" prepare you for that upcoming party, work function, interview, date, and the rest of your life.

As someone who overcame deb
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ebook, 272 pages
Published June 21st 2006 by McGraw-Hill (first published 2006)
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Anamarija
First half of the book has some really good advices (which I will use). Second half concentrates more on love relationships, how to meet someone and how to raise your future kids not being shy. Also, I can't believe that Croatian edition came out this year. This book is old (2006) , I mean, in the field of self-help or so called psychology, 8 years is a lot and I doubt that there aren't better books to translate.

p.s. There are a lot of empty pages, design that irritates.

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S2ky
At first i didnt like this book, it basicly was telling you to tell people about your shyness (which goes against it) but then i read on.
Ithought this book was great! I had been suffering from social anxiety for ages now and I did'nt think it would ever go away. The thing that fixed my problem was only a short sentence, "people are only focused on themselfs", obviously there was a page written about it. You may think this is too good to be true but it's helped me. I would recomend this book to a
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Selkie
For the most part, I think most self-help books are useless, but this one did have some helpful hints. Even though they may seem a bit off-the-wall, they do work.
A great book for people training for high-profile positions
Ashley
I am really not sure if this will actually help, or if shyness is actually my problem. I may just not like to talk to people. Most of the suggestions in this book seemed ridiculous and I really am sorry I picked up this book.
Cagne
Decently practical, contains a good number of advice. Based on gradual exposure method, offers non-medicated readers a program of steps, I will recommend it around to sad shy people.

I liked:
- the mental diet bit, on halting chains of negative thoughts through listening to positive/involving audio things
- the bit about shyness and it's origins, with a mention of situational shyness and social avoidance types
- the bit about emotional needyness and enhanced feelings from shy people
- the 100 questio
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Cagne
Decently practical, lots of good hints. Based on a progressive exposure method, offers listeners a program of steps, I will recommend it around to sad shy people.

I liked:
- the mental diet bit, on halting chains of negative thoughts through listening to stuff
- the bit about shyness and it's origins, with a mention of situational shyness and social avoidance types
- the bit about emotional needyness and enhanced feelings from shy people
Nathan
There is a lot of trite advice, but the book also covers some basic cognitive behavioral ideas.
It would be very useful for someone who is just starting to work on their shyness.
For anxiety sufferers, I would recommend a CBT workbook in addition to it. I would recommend "Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook" or "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Dummies."
Kirsten
maybe good for fourth graders, etc.... And unlike the book, I personally do think telling people I'm shy helps ! I embrace my shyness, when you tell peole you're shy they usually just get you more, and see you as less intimidating, also I think it just comes off kind of cute. Telling people I'm shy makes me feel more comfortable with my shyness.
Depoy
buku tentang 92 trik menuju kesuksesan. Leil lowndes mengajak pembacanya utk berpikir secara lebih praktis. Tips n tricks yang diberikan lebih applicable kalau dibandingkan dengan buku dg author dale carnegie yang terkenal itu (how to win friends and influenced people)i think "how-to"nya lebih ngena! (siapa tahu how-to nya bisa di franchise-kan?)
Richard Stephenson
Fun, greater narration by the author, and some useful bits. Nothing too terribly ground-breaking, but that's probably just because I've been making it too hard! lol
Noran
Really motivating, I now think if I am persistent enough I can get over my shyness even a little, I even started doing things in a different way, hope I will continue.
Sunil Jawahir
I don't think this book is for everyone but it's the only one on the topic that helped me. Re-read or listen to this every year or so for about a decade now.
Karla
Tips for those who are socially awkward, in other words everyone. Some are goofy, some are helpful. To each their own I guess.
Christine
This book was a little old and out of date. Some of the advice was corny but there were a few good tips.
Chelsea
I'm not the target audience since I'm not really shy, but there were a few helpful tips.
Idalia
Very informative and helpful if you follow the author's tips.
Iman
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