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His shyness kept him from asking her to the prom.
She noticed this and attributed it to his general kindness and shyness, which she imagined must be the same toward everyone as it was to her.
It maintains its numbers partly in consequence of its shyness, which keeps it away from the abodes of men, and partly because it is so prolific, bringing forth six to eight young at a litter.
Its wariness, however, is very marvellous, and even at the breeding-season, when most birds throw off their shyness, it is not easily approached within ordinary gunshot distance.
Shyness is a psychological state that causes a person to feel discomfort in social situations in ways that interfere with enjoyment or that cause avoidance of social contacts altogether.
However, the behaviors of children with this condition go beyond shyness.