[quote=“citizen k”][quote=“bobepine”][quote=“citizen k”]Short answer: Because they’re scared.
[/quote]Scared of what? Anticipating an answer from you, or anyone who agrees with you.[/quote]
No, silly. Scared of people. [/quote]I suppose that’s one way to look at it. Either you’re not a shy person, or you’re not very introspected because that’s over simplifying in a big way, IMO.
Being scared of people is one thing, and in some cases it can be what causes someone to be shy. It certainly is not how I would describe shy people in a nutshell, though. Just on top of my head, diffidence, distrust, suspicion and of course bashfulness are, among other things, pretty good grounds to shyness.
I sure don’t deal with shy people as if they are scared of me. If anything, I tend to think they just don’t want to give too much of themselves for a variety of reasons. I find shy people often make the best, and most loyal friends. Too bad they are overlooked, and often deemed grouchy, snobby, anti-social or whatever else.
People shit on each other from a very young age, and I can’t blame anyone for become distrustful, or bashful. Nor would I blame diffidence in this fucked up place we live in. Funk is a good example that intentions mean very little around this place. If the guy means well, but is thought of as being grouchy, that alone is a telling tale about the way humans interact with each other. Not a pretty tale at that, and enough to think twice before opening up to strangers.