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    same relationship as secretive (dealing in secrets) versus private
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    You can usually tell if a person's shy by their body language. (when they think they're not being observed)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainne View Post
    You can usually tell if a person's shy by their body language. (when they think they're not being observed)
    Care to elaborate?

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    I'm definitely a quiet person. But I'm not very shy. I'm quiet and like to talk.
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    As a child I was always told I was shy. Although it is true to a certain extent that I am shy I would say I am more reserved and quiet than anything else.

    I am also curious about the body language Rainne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZPowers View Post
    I am often quiet, but there is another distinction that applies to me. Specifically, with some new people I'm quite simply disinterested in them. Shyness implies a feeling of intimidation, disinterest is a manifestation of apathy. Quietness is obviously a third thing, an implicit nature that doesn't necessarily reflect a state of mind.

    I suppose I'm in a similar boat overall. I'm frequently quiet and sometimes disinterested but am not often shy.
    Ah yes, I love that distinction. I am, indeed, apathetic for the most part – especially towards (obligatory) social interactions.

    I pretty much agree with every point you made here. Thank you for your input!

    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    I don't know whether I am reserved or shy or just quiet. Mostly I feel neutral about situations and just nothing (to say) comes to mind.
    So do I.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    I think there is an element of shyness in my nature. If I use this as a definition...

    In humans, shyness (also called diffidence) is a social psychology term used to describe the feeling of apprehension, lack of confidence, or awkwardness experienced when a person is in proximity to, approaching, or being approached by other people, especially in new situations or with unfamiliar people.


    It is the apprehension in me that stimulates the observation in some situations. And confidence in a situation you are unfamiliar with seems like a recipe for disaster. And I do feel awkward in unfamiliar situations.

    So I think it is some kind of shyness that fuels observation.
    That’s a very interesting thing to say. I’m going to think about it for a while now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Juice View Post
    Agreed.

    Well, I don't get referred to as either quiet or shy, but I see what you're saying though. You've never struck me as being shy though.
    Thanks, Juice!

    Quote Originally Posted by 5231311252 View Post
    I'm neither shy nor quiet; I'm simply reserved. It's more annoying when I try to explain the reasons why I don't qualify as 'shy' and they still insist otherwise.
    Gah, I so identify with this. It’s especially hard to convince those ENFX’s (no offense to any ENF’s out there)!

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross View Post
    And extroverts can also be shy.
    I agree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chi'xer View Post
    same relationship as secretive (dealing in secrets) versus private
    That’s a nice way of putting it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainne View Post
    You can usually tell if a person's shy by their body language. (when they think they're not being observed)
    Ooh… I’m just going to echo everyone else and say: care to elaborate?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    I'm definitely a quiet person. But I'm not very shy. I'm quiet and like to talk.
    Some people just can’t see why the above really isn’t a contradiction.
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    I am neither quiet nor shy, I am reserved.

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    the word most people use to describe me, once they know me of course, is reserved. I use to be shy, but not so much anymore i'm usually quiet because i have nothing to say.

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    Rather than shyness causing quietness I think it is the other way around, people's negative reactions to quietness is likely to cause shyness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    Rather than shyness causing quietness I think it is the other way around, people's negative reactions to quietness is likely to cause shyness.
    I think that is a really good point. I think there is a push towards expression and that push could lead to fear. Fear being over stimulation and introverts being easily over stimulated by interaction.

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