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I am shy and self-conscious. How do I change?

By Leslie Vernick | May 7, 2012 |

Good morning friends, My younger sister Patt, who lives in Chicago, came to visit me this weekend. It’s always a joy when she comes and we can have girlfriend time together. We shopped, went down to the new memorial at the World Trade Center in NYC, saw a play on Broadway, ate way too much, and laughed until our bellies…

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Overcoming morbid self-consciousness around others

By Leslie Vernick | September 15, 2008 |

Question: For as long as I can remember, I have been extremely shy and self-conscious. I constantly worry about what others think about me. I don’t feel worth much and have a very hard time asserting myself. I know this isn’t good but I don’t know how to change. Any suggestions? Elaine in CA. Answer: Being aware of your problems…

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