You have to plan way ahead to figure out your tranquilizer/wine situation. You're inevitably teased for your compulsive nervous habits. Asking me to stop is like asking a normal human being to stop breathing, or stop talking loudly about politics at a party where nobody cares. You're never really excited for dates because you're too busy obsessing and being worried.
Despite this evidence, most researchers emphasize that genetic influences probably account for only a small proportion of self-labeled shyness. Adopted children do acquire some of the adoptive parents’ social styles, and extremely inhibited toddlers sometimes become more socially comfortable through their parents’ efforts.
Shyness can be a normal, adaptive response to potentially overwhelming social experience.
An observer recognizes shyness by an averted, downward gaze and physical and verbal reticence.
The shy person’s speech is often soft, tremulous, or hesitant.
Infant wariness of strangers lacks the ambivalent approach/avoidance quality that characterizes shyness.