Shyness. oh, shyness...my single greatest source of personal frustration. I'm too shy, and I feel that it is a problem preventing me from feeling as happy as I could and should for most of my life. I'm too shy around strangers, meeting people for the first time. I'm too shy around acquaintances and friends even, not really letting anyone know who I am and what I'm like. I often wonder what sorts of best friends I could've had had I been less "shelled-up". I'm too shy in promoting myself, and I've missed many opportunities and rewards because of this.. Is there any plausible way for me to fix or improve this issue ? ..or is this shyness ingrained and part of my nature.. Any responses would be much appreciated Thanks !