What are the best resources for shy people?

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    Nike

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    Crystal Wood
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "This Nike site exceeded my expectations with category and choices. So many colors, styles and uses for my active lifestyle! The site offers 'customization' which I need for my alien body type; long legs, torso and arms and my FUPA. My credit card will definitely be overloaded with all my purchases. I LOVE you, Nike!"
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      7 Ways to Start a Conversation With Anyone
      A cool Ted Talk video by Malavika Varadan that willl help to create connections with anyone just in your first conversation.
      Videos

      Free

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      Dennis Bradley
      Written on February 21, 2017
      "I am incredibly shy and having these tips really helped me with some ideas on how to talk to people. My main problem is that there is usually that "awkward silence"..."
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      Dennis Bradley
      Written on February 21, 2017
      "I am incredibly shy and having these tips really helped me with some ideas on how to talk to people. My main problem is that there is usually that "awkward silence" but the video gave great tips on what to do in conversational situations! The video can help anyone from people like me who are shyer or help refine some tips for the mega people person. I have used many of the tips in the video and I am more confident about conversations than I once was."
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      Adam Fisher
      Written on January 23, 2017
      "I have some upcoming business events coming up, so I checked out this youtube video to find some ways to better break the ice with people. The speaker seems very confident and has some great tips. I like the way she organized her strategy for overcoming shyness and anxiety."
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      John Soto
      Written on January 28, 2017
      "I enjoy Ted-talks and this one was no exception. She gave some valuable advice and backed it up with research. I always like to see the reasons why things work more than just a "do this" list. She spoke well and not rushed."
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      Richard Reyes
      Written on January 2, 2017
      "Even as shy as I am after watching the ideas and suggestions here I am ready to go talk to a stranger. The sensible suggestions are very usable and I look forward to trying them out."
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      Harold Alvarez
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "This video kind of misses the point when they use a very attractive woman as a guide for starting a conversation with anyone. Try this same video with some big husky balding man or a very large woman and see if they get the same results."
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      Muhammad Jhadav
      Written on February 19, 2017
      "To make conversations you need make links between you and others. Be positive and make an effort to find common interests. None of this was new to me but did make me rethink how I approach conversations."
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      [TUTORIAL] How to Stop Being Shy with Ramit Sethi
      This youtube includes a tiny but powerful hack that will help you to stop being shy, if thats what you want because, honestly, I prefer you the way you are just now <3
      Videos

      Free

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      Simon Wu
      Written on January 27, 2017
      "Im very shy myself so i went looking for ways to help myself. I came across this video on YouTube and it has been very helpful. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking..."
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      Simon Wu
      Written on January 27, 2017
      "Im very shy myself so i went looking for ways to help myself. I came across this video on YouTube and it has been very helpful. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for help on being shy."
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      Brandon West
      Written on January 4, 2017
      "I think this video really helps you to see ways that get you out of being shy. He provides some really great tips that would allow the average shy person to work on becoming less shy!"
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      Rakesh Bhatnagar
      Written on February 20, 2017
      "This tutorial has some great tips for shy people, like me. I really like the way this approaches changes in thinking. It's some great ideas for anyone who wants to stop being shy."
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      Brian Murphy
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "This video is a lot of complicated psychological terms that really don't help. You don't need a video to learn to talk to people. Just push yourself a little a a time and overcome your fear. Talk to one new person a day."
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      Adam Moore
      Written on February 20, 2017
      "This video did not help me much. It gave some question/answer ideas but nothing that would work for me."
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      Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

      Quiet is a book by Susan Cain that tells a story about how introverts can change the world in this extroverted society that we are in. 

      Books

      $10.96

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      Walter Duncan
      Written on February 13, 2017
      "I would recommend this book for introverts and extroverts alike. It provides some great insight into the introvert's brain, and it definitely helped me harness my skills..."
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      Walter Duncan
      Written on February 13, 2017
      "I would recommend this book for introverts and extroverts alike. It provides some great insight into the introvert's brain, and it definitely helped me harness my skills and personality. I have struggled with being an introvert in the past, and this book helped me realize that it can be powerful."
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      Arthur Jimenez
      Written on January 11, 2017
      "I really liked this book. It shares stories of real people that I can relate to. I think it will help me in my everyday life."
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      Vincent Soto
      Written on January 4, 2017
      "This book encourages introverts to own and even be proud of their introversion, emphasizing the skills and intelligence introverts have that the extroverted don't."
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      Benjamin Riley
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "although it is one of the best sellers in its category, it is like a text book. It is written for everyone to learn about the world of introverts, not just for the shy people who wants to get out of their life."
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      Introvert, Dear
      To let introverts everywhere know it's okay to be who they are. Get insight about introversion, high sensitivity, and personality type here.
      Websites

      Free

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      Nicholas Sanchez
      Written on February 2, 2017
      "The Meyers Briggs assessment of personality types is a great tool and I have used it in my management of others, however it is not so simple as compartmentalizing people in to..."
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      Nicholas Sanchez
      Written on February 2, 2017
      "The Meyers Briggs assessment of personality types is a great tool and I have used it in my management of others, however it is not so simple as compartmentalizing people in to the various boxes of their personality types. It's important to remember that Meyers Briggs is just a guideline to personality type and that people are most importantly individuals."
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      Christian Rogers
      Written on March 18, 2017
      "This site not only has a lot of good information about how to deal with my introvertedness, but it also gives me a sense of community when I am here. It reminds me that I'm not alone and there are other people out there like me who are terrified of being out there in the world."
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      Raymond Willis
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "I find this to be too hard to understand what is being shown to me and I can not make good use of this resource."
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      Mark Taylor
      Written on March 17, 2017
      "i consider myself an outgoing introvert"
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      Improve Your Social Skills in Under 30 Minutes, with Ramit Sethi
      This 30 minutes youtube will give you hacks to: get your point across without getting interrumpted, talk to strangers and keep the conversation going, politely wrap up a conversation, become a compelling storyteller and make small talk with anyone.
      Videos

      Free

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      Peter Pierce
      Written on January 29, 2017
      "Watching this has helped me alot in alot of social situations. Just learning alot of this information allows you to be more aware of the social signals you are using. It..."
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      Peter Pierce
      Written on January 29, 2017
      "Watching this has helped me alot in alot of social situations. Just learning alot of this information allows you to be more aware of the social signals you are using. It allows you to be introspective about how you act in social situations. I have learned to be more expressive in tone, facial expression, and body language."
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      Jose Gomez
      Written on February 19, 2017
      "This video helped me a great deal. It gave me some helpfully pointers on how to engage with people to have a interesting conversation and how to keeps people's attention by controlling the way and how fast I speak."
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      Albert Weber
      Written on February 21, 2017
      "This was a very interesting YouTube video and allowed me to learn more about how to project my voice and communicate clearly to others. However, I did look at this video to overcome my shyness, which it does not necessarily help. Boosting one's social confidence is a step in the right direction though!"
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      Tyler Harper
      Written on February 4, 2017
      "Rami Sethi's video has helped gain more confidence during my social interactions. His tips for guiding conversations and interacting with others makes it easier to get through my work and professional life. Rami Sethi has help me become more confident and secure in my daily life!"
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      Kimberly Schultz
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "This is probably one of the cheesiest, dumbest "life hack" videos ever. The guy is kind of annoying and doesn't say anything more than common sense."
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      Nicholas Scott
      Written on January 22, 2017
      "I saw this website on Fox news and it has been great! It has made my work and social life much easier to handle!"
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      Badoo

      Badoo is one of the largest and safest dating networks in the world. It allows you to discover people nearby, swipe to meet and match with new people and makevideo calls before you meet them for real.

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Debra Hernandez
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "If you're a shy person I'm pretty sure the last thing you want is a dating service famous for its video chats. It may be slightly more comfortable than talking in person, but..."
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      Debra Hernandez
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "If you're a shy person I'm pretty sure the last thing you want is a dating service famous for its video chats. It may be slightly more comfortable than talking in person, but personally I'd prefer the video calls to be not nearly as evident."
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      Xiang Gong
      Written on January 29, 2017
      "Badoo is the best way to meet new people! App is extremely user friendly and simple to use. I highly recommend Badoo, especially for the more shy person like myself."
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      Joseph Estrada
      Written on March 12, 2017
      "The link is to a play store app, which is reputable and easy to use. The goal of getting someone who is shy to reach out should be met."
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      Juan Antonio Sotelo
      Written on January 31, 2017
      "Afraid of meeting other people to date? Look no further,as here you will get a shot at finding your perfect mate."
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      [TUTORIAL] How to Stop Caring What People Think
      Stop caring what people think or at least you think they think about you is not easy, but this video will direct you to the first cool steps to take on this long journey.
      Videos

      Free

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      Ben Cheng
      Written on February 6, 2017
      "I have always had trouble with self-esteem, but this video certainly help me put things in perspective. For anyone who wants to stop caring what people think, I highly..."
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      Ben Cheng
      Written on February 6, 2017
      "I have always had trouble with self-esteem, but this video certainly help me put things in perspective. For anyone who wants to stop caring what people think, I highly recommend watching this video. It helped me a lot with coming to appreciate myself."
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      Harold Bowman
      Written on February 9, 2017
      "This may help some as it helped me. Once you realize that you don't need other people and you can do it on your own, you will realize that you are you no matter what anyone thinks. I love this video."
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      Billy Day
      Written on February 10, 2017
      "This video is great.I end up learning a lot about human behavior by watching the video."
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      Kathy Carlson
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "this video does not really help with the issue of combating shyness. this video is focused more on if you care what others think of you. this video does not help with shyness but a different topic."
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      Ten Tips For Shy People To Meet Friends
      Here are ten top tips for reducing shyness and introducing more sociability into your life.
      Articles

      Free

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      Juan Dean
      Written on January 10, 2017
      "I have been deeply shy since a young child. Many people see shyness as a harmless problem that has no real effect on the life of a shy person. However, at times, my shyness..."
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      Juan Dean
      Written on January 10, 2017
      "I have been deeply shy since a young child. Many people see shyness as a harmless problem that has no real effect on the life of a shy person. However, at times, my shyness has become on obstacle to achieving success in the romantic and business world. This article has really helped me to adopt ways of thinking that got me out of my shell. I have always been very critical of myself. I declared myself the loser of a potential social situation before it had even started. This article made me realize the benefits of positive thinking. Now, before I walk into any situation, I will not count myself out."
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      Phillip Powell
      Written on March 11, 2017
      "Interesting article, but all the tips basically focus on the same thing. All of them tell you to do the hardest thing possible for a very shy person. Leave your comfort zone and engage new people in new unfamiliar settings. This is the problem with being shy."
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      Andrew Ortiz
      Written on January 17, 2017
      "Every once in awhile we everyone needs a little help socially. If you're an introvert like me these tips are sure to help!"
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      Dhruv Rangan
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "This looks like it is far from being the best. In fact it might even make things worse."
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      Meetup

      Meetup offers ways for people to find a specific kind of group in their area or allows people to start their own group. The site says that over 2,000 meetup groups get together in local communities each day.

      Apps

      Web, Android, iOS

      Free

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      Paul Santos
      Written on February 17, 2017
      "This is great way to find like minded people in my city to participate in activities with. I joined a group and have been having tons of fun with them."
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      Paul Santos
      Written on February 17, 2017
      "This is great way to find like minded people in my city to participate in activities with. I joined a group and have been having tons of fun with them."
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      Howard King
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "This is a very good idea, I like it. I actually went to a yoga studio, interesting to say the least. Try it, you won't be disappointed, trust me."
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      Raymond Reyes
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "This is a great source to shy people to meet up with others and create lifelong friendships. I would encourage everyone to give it a shot."
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      Brittany Moreno
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "This is a horrible resource for shy people. Shy people will not want to partake in "Kpop dance classes." The images on the website show extroverted people doing a lot of talking and sports. Where is the quiet reading club? Where are the knitters and crochet classes? What about tea with friends and minimal talking? The website needs to show peaceful activities that cater to shy people and environment they feel most comfortable in - think libraries, museums, and so forth. Not all people want to go out in a large group and talk to a bunch of new people."
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      How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age
      The classic self-help book now updated to fit our digital age needs. In case you don't want to read it, this is the morale of its lessons: just be quiet for a second and LISTEN to what people is telling you. That's the secret.
      Books

      $11.99

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      Juan Antonio Mercado
      Written on January 8, 2017
      "Great book for understanding interpersonal relationships and how to develop them, but it does not necessarily help me overcome my shyness. Great book for those who are trying..."
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      Juan Antonio Mercado
      Written on January 8, 2017
      "Great book for understanding interpersonal relationships and how to develop them, but it does not necessarily help me overcome my shyness. Great book for those who are trying to understand how to connect with others in an age where interpersonal communication and face to face conversations are at a decline."
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      Donald Mason
      Written on January 1, 2017
      "This book is constantly coming up in my search for resources on how to be less shy. It's a good start for someone looking for solutions, a bit dated, but still valuable."
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      Christian Obrien
      Written on February 12, 2017
      "This is a good resource for people looking to meet new friends. It is a good resource for an ever changing world. This shows way to meet new friends in a digital age."
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      Aarav Rao
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People was a trailblazing self-help book. This adaptation cannot claim that honor. In many ways the adaptation, bringing Carnegie's language up to date with contemporary buzzwords and metaphors, has made the book more confusing and less usable. The only readers I can imagine wishing to read this version over the original are millennials...probably the book was made for them."
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      MeetMe

      MeetMe - Go Live, Chat & Meet is a chatting and social networking app developed by MeetMe, Inc. for iOS and Android devices. The app gives users the opportunity to meet new friends through online chat.

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Raymond Harvey
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "MeetMe is great if you're a little shy about meeting new people. It's location based so I find people in my neighborhood that have the same interests as I do, not..."
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      Raymond Harvey
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "MeetMe is great if you're a little shy about meeting new people. It's location based so I find people in my neighborhood that have the same interests as I do, not somebody on a different coast or something. I find it's much easy to start a convo over text instead of in person, so this really helps. A great app for working on your confidence and social skills."
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      Edward Banks
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "The solution is a link to a page within the Google Play Store for an app with reviews that mention many broken features. Seem people on the app are more interested in sell pornography then actually fixing the many outstanding issues with the mobile application."
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      Simon Huang
      Written on March 5, 2017
      "MeetMe advertised itself to meet people with common interests, but I had trouble even starting a conversation with people. This seems like another tool for the extroverts to dominate and me to be left alone."
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      William Bailey
      Written on February 19, 2017
      "MeetMe is great for people that need some help with their social life."
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      OkCupid

      OkCupid is a free dating platform where it helps you find matches based on what you really care about. In this dating network, you'll find mostly intellectual, artistic and introvert people.

      Apps

      Android, iOS, Web

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Xiang Wang
      Written on January 24, 2017
      "OKCupid has really helped my dating life. I am a rather shy person and meeting people through conventional methods is not my strong suit. OKCupid allows me to meet people who..."
      XW
      Xiang Wang
      Written on January 24, 2017
      "OKCupid has really helped my dating life. I am a rather shy person and meeting people through conventional methods is not my strong suit. OKCupid allows me to meet people who share my interests and meet women."
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      Joseph Mason
      Written on January 22, 2017
      "This would be a good idea for people who have a difficult time meeting face to face on a blind date. This way you can get to know someone over the internet through chat or emails in order to feel more comfortable or less shy when it's time to meet the other person."
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      Peter Guzman
      Written on January 30, 2017
      "OKCupid is a great app! I was able to meet interesting and wonderful people I would have normally been too shy to meet in person!"
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      Goodreads

      Goodreads is a social networking website for book readers and book recommendations. First launched in 2007 by Otis Chandler, CEO and Co-Founder, Goodreads currently has over 75 million members.

      Websites

      Free

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      John Day
      Written on February 14, 2017
      "I love the vast selection of books. I recommend goodreads for anybody who is shy and likes to read. I can just sit back and into a world of imagination."
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      John Day
      Written on February 14, 2017
      "I love the vast selection of books. I recommend goodreads for anybody who is shy and likes to read. I can just sit back and into a world of imagination."
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      Bruce Fernandez
      Written on February 12, 2017
      "I love good reads! I am not one that likes to go out and be social most of the time, so having a site that helps me find the next new book I will love is the best! I get a big list from this site of books I just have to read and go find the books. On the site you can also make friends and leave reviews, so I feel like I am among people like me."
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      Albert Fox
      Written on February 9, 2017
      "I absolutely love good reads! It gives fantastic suggestions based on books that I have read before. It has suggested books that I probably never would have found on my own. I often have a hard time starting up conversations and with the good reads discussions about books I love, it gives me the opportunity to jump into conversations that I normally wouldn't."
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      Juan Griffin
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "Not really what I was looking for. Bit of a shy person and I was hoping for just results. This has far to many people and socializing."
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      Walden
      Walden is a groundbreaking book about the love of nature, being open minded but also about how important is to learn how to be alone with ourselves and the world. If you feel broken or strange, this book will heal you.
      Books

      $10.95

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      Alexander Hicks
      Written on January 23, 2017
      "Perhaps not a resource for overcoming shyness in and of itself, but Walden is a centuries old tome on becoming happy with oneself. Once you can accept yourself, overcoming..."
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      Alexander Hicks
      Written on January 23, 2017
      "Perhaps not a resource for overcoming shyness in and of itself, but Walden is a centuries old tome on becoming happy with oneself. Once you can accept yourself, overcoming shyness come snaturally."
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      Manuel Madrigal
      Written on January 6, 2017
      "This does not seem like the book to open up shy people to the world, but to open the mind of introverts to the world. It could definitely be interesting."
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      Dennis Williams
      Written on January 15, 2017
      "Walden really helped me come out of my shell. I realized that to become comfortable being myself around others, I had to be comfortable being me to myself to me."
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      Austin Porter
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "I did not like Walden . It seemed like a very pedestrian read. It did not capture my attention at all"

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    Best resources for shy people
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 7 Ways to Start a Conversation With Anyone Videos 12 Free
    2 [TUTORIAL] How to Stop Being Shy with Ramit Sethi Videos 10 Free
    3 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking Books 9 Paid
    4 Introvert, Dear Websites 9 Free
    5 Improve Your Social Skills in Under 30 Minutes, with Ramit Sethi Videos 8 Free
    6 Badoo Apps 8 Free
    7 [TUTORIAL] How to Stop Caring What People Think Videos 7 Free
    8 Ten Tips For Shy People To Meet Friends Articles 6 Free
    9 Meetup Apps 5 Free
    10 How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age Books 4 Paid
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