Effect of shyness on a person’s identity development (Research Proposal)


The studies suggest that shyness directly or indirectly affects a person’s identity development. Research in psychology, parental attachment theories suggests that shyness and identity development has been largely co relational, leaving open the question how much and in what way shyness affects identity of a person. We first review the evidence linking shyness and interpersonal communication, social experiences. Second, study the biological, psychological, and social aspects of shyness. We may present research from variety of samples (adults and children) and methods (survey) demonstrating that identity development is affected by shyness. There are many treatment strategies and options for people who identify themselves as needing help in overcoming their shyness.
Keywords – shyness, development, improvement, impact, self-esteem, socializing, experience, anxiety, treatment, strategies, identity