What are the best resources for shy people?

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    #17 Ways to Start a Conversation With Anyone

    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.
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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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    #2Introvert, Dear

    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.
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    Free

    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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    #3[TUTORIAL] How to Stop Being Shy with Ramit Sethi

    [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
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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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    #4Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    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. 

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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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    #5Improve Your Social Skills in Under 30 Minutes, with Ramit Sethi

    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.
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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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    #6[TUTORIAL] How to Stop Caring What People Think

    [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.
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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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    #7Badoo

    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 make video calls before you meet them for real.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    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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    #8Ten Tips For Shy People To Meet Friends

    Ten Tips For Shy People To Meet Friends
    Here are ten top tips for reducing shyness and introducing more sociability into your life.
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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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    #9Meetup

    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

    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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    #10How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age

    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.
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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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    #11OkCupid

    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

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    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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    #12MeetMe

    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

    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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    #13Goodreads

    Goodreads

    Goodreads is a social networking website made for book reader fans and book recommendations. First launched in 2007 by Otis Chandler, CEO and Co-Founder, Goodreads is now one of the biggest reading-material sharing platforms in the industry.

    Websites

    Free

    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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    #14Walden

    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.
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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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    #15How to Introvert

    How to Introvert

    How to Introvert is an article published on the blog named Less Penguiny which is an introduction to a six-part series talking about the world of extraversion.

    Articles

    Nathan Frost
    Written on April 1, 2019
    "The author characterizes extroversion as a force of nature and experiments with ways to harness it — e.g. by theatrically straining to take a selfie until the people on the table nearby offer to take a photo for them, leading to a conversation. Funny but deep and thought-provoking."
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