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What’s the difference between shyness and social anxiety?

By Kayla Steele, Postdoctoral research fellow and clinical psychologist, UNSW Sydney
Jill Newby, Professor, NHMRC Emerging Leader & Clinical Psychologist, UNSW Sydney
What’s the difference? is a new editorial product that explains the similarities and differences between commonly confused health and medical terms, and why they matter.

The terms “shyness” and “social anxiety” are often used interchangeably because they both involve feeling uncomfortable in social situations.

However, feeling shy, or having a shy personality,…The Conversation

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