What shyness resources are on the Web?

Here are a few notable websites, in addition to the ones mentioned elsewhere in this FAQ:

Shyness, anxiety and dating:

Shy and Free
Nicely done site. Gives a more philosophical view on shyness.
Free advice from "a former shy, awkward guy." Lots of articles and content.

Dating Info For Singles
A daily-updated blog on dating techniques, of which the webmaster of this site is editor. -- Dating

A member of the large Mining Co. collection of guide sites, this one devoted to dating advice and info. -- Panic/Anxiety Disorders
Also a member of the large chain of Mining Co. sites, this one devoted to panic/anxiety disorders.

Shy Passions (Dating Site)
An online dating site just for shy people.


MDJunction - Social Anxiety Support Forums  
Large health site with discussion boards. Currently has 73 groups in the Mental Health Support Groups category, including anxiety disorders and shyness support groups. "A community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with Social Anxiety Disorder, together."

Shy United
Long-standing discussion forum specifically for shy people.

Social Phobia World
Huge forum relating to social phobia. The site defines social phobia as "Social phobia is a very exagerated shyness typified by persistent and strong feelings of anxiety and fear when facing certain social situations,interacting with others,or even when being observed,to such an extent that this feeling greatly interferes in the development of the normal life of those who suffer it."

GameSpot - Relationship Forum
Relationship Forum at GameSpot.


Link Sites:
Online self-improvement encyclopedia. The #1 self-improvement site on the Web.

An online resource page for kids and teens, like you, who are having difficult life problems or have questions and don't know how or where to turn for help.
The home of over 300 positive articles written by author Chuck Gallozzi. Chuck has been freely sharing articles through our newsletter and website for over seven years, and continues to generate a constant flow of unsolicited praise for his writing.
This website includes over 600 web pages helping millions of people like you for a more just, sustainable and beautiful world.
Longstanding site on shyness. Says the author: "I used to be incredibly shy. In the last few years I have really focused on attempting to overcome my shyness. I am still somewhat shy today, but far less so than I used to be."
"This page contains a few shyness resources that I have stumbled over in the past while. In my own words, shyness is a horrible, debilitating condition that affects all aspects of your life. Perhaps the first thing you should know is that you are not alone."

Shake Your Shyness
Site of Renée Gilbert, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist...a web site dedicated to helping people overcome shyness through education.  Explores the origins of shyness, treatment alternatives and resources available to help.
Public Speaking Anxiety/Phobia Group, a safe and supportive place for fear of public speaking and social phobia.  This site includes links to helpful sources, a reading list, and a message board containing several different forums.  


Other psychological concerns:

The web site has been set up By Joshua Cole for sufferers of BPD (borderline personality disorder) but also for anyone with mental health problems. The aim is to help many people and also to increase awareness.


Note: The maintainer of this FAQ has not personally evaluated every article on every site listed herein and so these links should not be construed as an endorsement. Except as possible user, the author of this site has no connection with the above sites, except where noted.

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