What to Do If You Are Too Shy

Are you guilty of being constantly shy? Do you suffer from chronic shyness? Likewise, do you feel uncomfortable every time you try to socialize, especially with people you’ve never met before? If you answered yes to these questions, then you’re definitely a shy person who needs some kind of help.

Fortunately, it’s possible to overcome shyness, no matter how shy you are. There are a lot of simple, yet effective steps that will allow you to overcome shyness without exerting a lot of effort at all. By the end of the day, you’ll be surprised at how you’ve progressed — you’d even notice that you can easily socialize with other people, without feeling awkward at all!

1) Remember the Special Details

Have you ever been in a situation where it seems difficult to keep the conversation going? Shy people experience that every time, but here’s an effective tip for you guys: if you’ve met someone before, try to remember something important that he/she had shared with you during the previous meeting. This can be anything, such as his newly discovered restaurant, her favorite manicure, or the movie she’s planning to see.

You can use this information during the current interaction with that person, in order to show that you were indeed listening to what he/she was talking about before. If you’re not aware, bringing up a subject that matters to another person is a great way to make her feel special, and she’ll definitely reciprocate by giving you more details about herself.

Also, even if you still feel a little shy talking to that person, it’ll be easier now, because there will be a reason to continue the dialogue.

2) Ask Yourself: Should You Even Feel Shy?

Whenever you feel anxious, especially when you’re about to interact with someone, try your best to analyze your emotions. Oftentimes, all you need is a little push and a small dose of realization to put that shyness aside.

Ask yourself, why are you even shy? This will help you realize that there’s no reason to feel like that at all.

Yes, it’s true that shy people often feel vulnerable, and the only way to solve this problem is by convincing yourself that reality isn’t as bad as what your head tells you. Even if you don’t succeed, or it still seems a little uncomfortable, you’ll notice a slight change happening with how you interact.

3) Compliment

Another way to initiate a conversation and keep it going is by complimenting the other person. Though, make sure that the compliments you’re going to deliver are simple and sincere– not something made up. Likewise, over complimenting can make the person feel that you’re not even sincere, and you’re just throwing those compliments for the sake of having a conversation. On the other hand, a simple, yet sincere compliment can make the person feel special and more interested in what you have to say.

4) Pay Attention to Your Gestures

If you’re not aware, your body language plays a vital role in how you communicate. Even though verbal language is an ideal way to convey what you want to say, body language shows what you really feel. That’s why it’s important to be more open with your gestures and make it a habit to smile, whenever you’re talking to someone else.

Richard Phelps has been helping people overcome chronic shyness for more than ten years. In that time, I’ve gained a huge amount of knowledge about the best ways to dissolve shyness and develop unstoppable self-confidence. As a personal development coach, it is my goal to help people understand how they can bloom socially – without having to spend a ton of cash in the process.

Chronic Bronchitis, Causes and Type

Chronic bronchitis may be defined as a disease characterized by cough and sputum for at least 3 consecutive months in a year for more than 2 successive years. in this condition there is chronic obstruction to the alveolar inflow of air either due to chronic bronchitis or bronchial asthma.

Causes –

Smoking: Smoking causes bronchoconstriction, sluggish ciliary movement, increases airway resistance, hypertrophy of the mucous glands, increased number of goblet cells and hypersecretion of mucus. Though smoking is said to be the most important cause, yet only 10%-15% of the smokers develop COPD. Usually a cigarette smoking history of greater than 20 pack Years is associated with the disease. (1 pack year is equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 1 year.)

Atmospheric pollution: Industrial and domestic smoke as well as sulphur dioxide are main causes of air pollution which are responsible for chronic bronchial irritation and increased resistance to the airflow.

Infection: The role of infection is uncertain, but it appears that once it develops chronic irritation is maintained and progresses to emphysema. The main organisms are Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Mycoplasma pneumonae may also be involved.

Occupation: Coal-miners and industrial workers are often exposed to dust and fumes which may irritate the bronchial tree.

Familial and genetic abnormalities associated with Alpha-antiprotease deficiency may also be present.

Types of chronic bronchitis

• Simple chronic bronchitis. Here sputum is mucoid.

• Chronic recurrent mucopurulent bronchitis. There is mucopurulent sputum present in absence of localised suppurative disease.

• Chronic obstructive bronchitis. Airway obstruction is dominant.

• Chronic asthmatic bronchitis. There is long continued cough and sputum with late onset of wheeze.

Pathogenesis, Pathology and Functional abnormality Mucous glands Due to chronic irritation, mucous glands undergo hypertrophy which is the main pathological finding in chronic bronchitis. The ratio between the thickness of gland and thickness of bronchial wall is called Reid Index. This is normally 0.26 and in chronic bronchitis it becomes 0.59. This index is the diagnostic criterion of chronic bronchitis. Goblet cells In the bronchioles Goblet cells proliferate and are overdistended with mucus.


Mucus secretion is enormously increased due to hypertrophy of mucous glands and proliferation of Goblet cells. This is the cause of chronic cough and sputum. Secretion of mucous glands mainly contributes to the sputum volume, while that of Goblet cell is responsible for airway obstruction. Thus there are wheeze, rhonchi and breathlessness. This mucus is chemically altered as its fucose and sialic acid concentration is increased.


Increased mucus predisposes to infection by various organisms, e.g., viruses and bacteria. The main bacteria are H. influenzae and Strep. pneumoniae. This leads to severe inflammation of the bronchial tree resulting in mucopurulent sputum, further airway obstruction and constitutional reaction. H. influenzae may persist in the sputum and may cause fibrosis and scarring of the distant alveoli or at times emphysema. Airway obstruction This is the most important functional abnormality and is caused by numbers of factors, e.g., overproduction of mucus, inflammatory swelling and oedema, spasm of smooth muscle, fibrosis, air trapping at bronchioles and emphysema. In the earlier part of the disease intermittent and later on permanent obstruction develops. With severe airway obstruction PEF and FEVI are diminished and the FEVI/FVC ratio falls below -5 per cent. However, this does not correlate well.