Is shyness really fear?
I would often be classed as a shy child into my young adult years and even older adult years.
Not so much now.
Fear was part of my world one with shyness, so I wondered if anyone who understands shyness, feels they are related?
I am an introverted nature but that is not what made me shy, that is more how I process the world within so I suppose as a child I did spend a lot of time, watching, observing, taking in, not speaking much. And processing in this way, more silently observing and building meaning and connection this way.
Of course add fear in the mix and you have a recipe for definite appearance of shyness.
So maybe they are both related.
“God’s one and only voice are Silence.” ~ Herman Melville
Man has learned how to challenge both Nature and art to become the incitements to vice! His very cups he has delighted to engrave with libidinous subjects, and he takes pleasure in drinking from vessels of obscene form! Pliny the Elder