Get Confident!

How to beat shyness and social anxiety.

When You Don't Like Yourself

By Alex Lickerman M.D.
Self-hatred. What can you do to change it?

Build Your Confidence

By Hara Estroff Marano
Wallflowers take heart. It only takes a few simple steps to achieve confidence.

Wanted: A New Psychology; Interview with Futurist Gray Scott

By Zoltan Istvan
Do humans need a new way of thinking to contend with rapid technological change?

Are You Too Nice? 7 Ways to Gain Appreciation & Respect

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Are you too nice for your own good? Seven ways to gain appreciation and respect

Bored to Death: Risks from Boredom in Adolescence

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Adolescent boredom has its uses and abuses; parents can support the useful side

Do You Feel Like an Imposter?

By Denise Cummins Ph.D.
Sometimes we don’t receive acknowledgement because we fear we don’t deserve it.

What’s holding back your success? Could it be your Mother?

By Susan Forward Ph.D.
Can you hear a little voice telling you that you can't succeed in work?

Socially Anxious, or Just Shy?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Can a little bit of social anxiety be a good thing?

Should You Fall in Love With a Shy Person?

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
On the virtues of shyness and courage

Are You Shy, Introverted, Both, or Neither (And Why Does It Matter)?

By Susan Cain
Shyness and introversion are not the same thing.

All Introversion is Not the Same

By Sophia Dembling
Dr. Jonathan Cheek discusses four faces of introversion.

Deciding You Can Only Go First Class

By Donna Barstow
If you say it outloud, there's a better chance it will happen.

The Six Best Ways to Decrease Your Anxiety

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Research-based coping strategies that can help you get through it.

Barack Obama: The Bedrock Confidence of Mr. Inside-Mr. Outside

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
Barack Obama defies self-esteem sociology with his resilience

What’s the Worst that can Happen?

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
I discovered that being bold could have enormous rewards.

Must-Have Coping Strategies for Social Anxiety

By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
Try these seven strategies for reducing social anxiety

Living Single: Are the Early Adult Years the Hardest? Part I

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Contrary to popular beliefs, single life gets better with age.

How To Meet People At Parties: 7 Icebreakers

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Shyness, especially at college and in the first years after, can be conquered.

Rethinking Anxiety

By Mel Schwartz L.C.S.W.
Understanding how our worldview results in anxiety

Do You Need Self-Esteem to Change a Habit?

By Meg Selig
Self-esteem is optional; but one type of confidence is essential.

Racial Teasing: Reflections On Being Different—Part 1

By Dana S. Iyer Ph.D.
Racial teasing targets an individual’s ethnically distinct features

Turning Failure into Success

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Everyone fails sometime. How to turn your failures into successes.

Enhance Your Well Being Through Breath Meditation

By Robert Puff Ph.D.
Breath meditation is the fastest way to attain deep states of relaxation

Without This Quality, Management Doesn't Work

By Victor Lipman
Uncertainty in business is the enemy of accomplishment.

5 Tips for Reducing Public Speaking Nervousness

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
How to reduce the fear of public speaking

Beat Public Speaking Anxiety with the "As If" Technique

By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP
Public speaking doesn't have to be as stressful as it is for most people.

Does Everyone Find Confidence Attractive?

By Mark D. White Ph.D.
When can confidence be intimidating?

Not Too Busy to Write

By Debra Liese
Having kids gave me the confidence to (not) be a writer

Are You Embarrassed?

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Embarrassment and guilt stem from holding yourself to unrealistic standards

Confidence: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Self-confidence doesn't depend on public approval.