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Shyness, Genetic or Not? New Scientific Research Reveals The Answer

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If you have always been shy your entire life, it becomes easy to believe that your shyness/timidity could be genetic. For example, I used to be always shy as far back as I can remember. Some of my earliest shy memories were always stammering or running away each time I was required to address a guest or stranger. That's how shy I was!

But then there are other cases. Many people find that they were never shy as a child, but as they grew and became teenagers or adolescents, they start becoming more withdrawn, introverted and reserved. Some people experience this happening and say it's a "phase" they're going through, but often these changes stay with them even as they become adults.

So what's the answer according to you? Is shyness genetic or a personality trait or something else altogether? Many people think that shyness/timidity is just something that someone is born with, like their skin color or height. However, new scientific evidence proves otherwise.

What scientists and psychologists have discovered is that shyness is not genetic in the sense that it is implanted into your genes. If scientists were to look into your DNA, they would not find a "shy gene" that makes you the way you are. Therefore, shyness is not genetic in the way most people would assume.

However, scientists have also found out that your genes may have had a role to play in causing your shyness. Certain people might have a certain gene that makes it easier for them to eventually become shy. The catch is, they only become shy when their gene is combined with a variety of other environmental factors.

Let's examine this in more detail way. Whenever someone asks a question about the cause of their shyness, it's always tricky to answer. The reason is that shyness does not have one single cause like many diseases would. Shyness can be multi-determined, which means that there are several different factors, which work together to cause it in a particular person.

Some of the factors in causing shyness are genetic, and they are things you are born with. Other factors are environmental, such as: parental influence, your early childhood experiences, the culture you grew up in, etc. Although some people may be more likely to become shy because of a part of their genes, this does not mean that they will become shy for sure. It also means that someone without the "shyness causing gene" might eventually become shy if put into the right environment.

Although the genetic factors do play a significant role when causing shyness, it doesn't mean that shyness is a part of your genes like most people would assume. Your shyness is not permanent and can be overcome regardless of your biology.

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Also Read: 4 Reasons Why You Need To Overcome The Fear Of Rejection In Your Social Life


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