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In our HELP! SITUATION SPOTLIGHT™ series, we shine the light on challenges that community members have shared with me. This episode is, “I Am Shy but People Think I Am ‘Stuck-Up’ and a ‘Snob!’ What should I do?”
Some people feel very comfortable sharing a lot of personal information about themselves, with large amounts of people very soon after meeting them. That is great! Other people may calculate what what personal information they share, how much they share, how many people they share it with and how long it will take for them to share. That is also great!
The challenge is that some cultures and settings have expectations that are not met by individuals. What that occurs, there may be a resulting negative outcome to the non-conforming individuals. If someone exceeds the expected quantity and quality of expected personal information, they may accused of “TMI” (too much information) or being “crude” or “having a big mouth.” If someone does not meet the minimum expected quantity and quality of expected personal information, they may be accused of being “stuck-up”, a “snob” or “thinking they are better than other people.” For shy individuals it is more often the latter situation that takes place.
The shy person is warm, friendly and engaging! They just calculate how much personal information to share, when to share and whom to share it with differently than others. They are more conservative with their feelings and expressing private information and beliefs (full disclosure, I am very shy).
My suggested tips are: 1) Active listening (eye contact, body language turned toward the speaker, supportive vocalizations, etc.), 2) Ask multiple follow-up questions of the speaker and 3) In some instances it may be helpful to explicitly state to people, “I am shy.”
Rated G Radio is LIVE Tuesday 10pE/7pW when author Frank Spinelli talk his latest book PEE-SHY!
In his stunningly honest and poignant memoir, Frank Spinelli recounts a childhood marked by trauma and of finding the courage that ultimately transformed his life…
Frank Spinelli grew up on Staten Island in the 1970s to Italian-born parents who viewed cops and priests as second only to the Pope in infallibility. His mother, concerned that her son was being bullied at school for being “different,” signed Frank up for Boy Scouts when he turned eleven. For the next two years, Frank’s life had two realities—one lived in full view of his family, and the other a secret he shared with his Scoutmaster that he couldn’t confess to anybody.
Eventually Frank went to college, established a thriving medical practice, and found a home in Manhattan. But the emotional and physical effects of his past continued to shadow every aspect of his life. Then a shocking discovery gave Frank the opportunity to overturn thirty years of confusion and self-blame—for himself, and for other boys like him.
Pee-Shy is a remarkable story of overcoming the unimaginable to choose resilience over darkness, and love over loss.
“This is a memoir about a grown-up boy’s generous—and healing—heart.”—Kevin Sessums
“This is one of those horrific, true stories that Dr. Spinelli so courageously reveals. With raw honesty he makes us understand that monsters do exist and a child's innocence is precious. His story is one of too many, but maybe, this one will help open our eyes a little more and shine a light on a taboo subject that many chose not to see or believe.” —Whoopi Goldberg
Call 323 657-1493 to ask Dr. Spinelli a question!
this episode I will be talking about what I'm trying to get do..
Basically I will be looking for anyone with talent that want to promote and get heard. That simple wheter it's rapping.singing,poets,comedians who ever from where ever lets support one another . once again my name is SHY and i will be looking forward to talking with you all.
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Amy Beth welcomes fellow mystery author Lane Buckman who discusses her influences, inspiration and writing process. She'll also clue us in on her debut cozy, Tiara Trouble.
And legendary Blues singer Jean Shy shares stories from her creative journey and a sample of songs showcasing the talent that has made her an enduring mainstay on the music scene.
Amy Beth delves into the mailbag with encouraging words for the Inspiration to Action Challenge and opens up the lines for the free-flow pop culture convo.
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Linda Montavon is married to a wonderful husband has three awesome children, and three beautiful grandchildren. She started Avon almost 16 years ago on November 10, 1997.
Linda who was very, very shy when she started with Avon believes everyone can be successful. She loves every single aspect of this company, how Avon transforms lives and loves being called “The Avon Lady”.
Tune in to hear more and for tips on how ANYONE can sell AVON shy or not.
LIVE TONIGHT ON #K100RADIO check out our Project Premier Cast with SHY for his latest project "Cat Freeman's Grandson" tune in as we run down all the tracks and have a personal Q&A with the artist about them. Yes..its a live listening session..on the radio! Call in to let the artist know what you think and get exclusive first listens to the music (347) 934-0966
Corey Shy has gained national attention (72,700 hits and counting) with his poignant piece entitled I am Trayvon Martin. In this powerful synopsis of his life, Corey begins by juxtaposing two pics (seen above) of himself at age 17 and the other of him recently at the age of 21. He goes on to disclose his current status of entering medical school, but makes it very clear that "I COULD HAVE BEEN TRAYVON MARTIN!!!"
In 2009, during his sophmore year at Prairie View A&M University, Shy was accepted into the Undergraduate Medical Academy. By his senior year, Corey became President of Brothers Leading and Cultivating Knowledge, and was accepted into Texas A&M Medical School.
Mr. Corey Shy will begin his first day of class on July 29!
About Your Host:JoAnnA “JoJo” Perkin is a Canadian-born artist. She has been a high school English teacher for the past sixteen years within the Jackson Public School District (where she has served as English Chair for the last five years, and facilitated at-risk after-school programs for thirteen years). She holds a Master’s in Education.
Perkin is a recipient of the national A Day Made Better Award, and was a 2010 Teacher of the Year.
Ms. Perkin writes column for The Blazer. In her spare time, she enjoys performing spoken word and featuring/hosting poetry event.
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picture it, meeting your dream date and everything is going well until they say they have kids...hmmmm do u change the subject ? tell them right off bat u dnt want the baggage ? or do u except them ? is refusing to date folks with kids selfish ? an many ppl say their sex lives have been affected by discovering their partners have kids an its a turn off...hmmm does a person with kids really turn off the flirt button ?
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