Often I know answer or I would like to add or say something but shyness is completely paralyzing me and I don't say anything.
It's because I'm afraid that nobody would listen to me, or that I say something stupid and people will laugh or stare at me and think that I'm stupid..
It's really really hard to overcome. Does anyone have an idea how to overcome it?
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Lol I know exactly what you mean, I was literally the same way! I never raised my hand in class because I was too timid or worried about being wrong. When I started my first job when I was 17 I was silent, I didn't really talk to anyone lol. It's silly that I was like that when I think about it.
The only thing you can do to overcome being shy is to force yourself to be more outgoing. Next time you're in class and you know the answer to a question, raise your hand. Once you get called on and say the right answer you'll feel like a boss ha ha :P
The more and more you push yourself out of your shell the easier it gets. You're putting more pressure on yourself than you need to when all you do is worry about what other people might think of you :)