Can Social Skills Be Taught?

Can social skills be taught? We can learn how to communicate with each other better, but shyness is often very persistent.

The Power of Small Talk

Small talk is not an empty ritual: it's a vital life skill that even the shy have to learn.
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The Etiquette of Hugging

Shy people struggle with the etiquette of hugging, but it may not always be a route to greater intimacy, empathy, and understanding.

The Secrets of Shyness

Being shy is not just about being fearful or timid. Shyness takes many forms, and is part of what makes us human.