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Shrinking violets : a field guide to shyness, Joe Moran

Label
Shrinking violets : a field guide to shyness
Title
Shrinking violets
Title remainder
a field guide to shyness
Statement of responsibility
Joe Moran
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Our success as a species is built on sociability, so shyness in humans should be an anomaly. But it's actually remarkably common - we all know what it's like to cringe in embarrassment, stand tongue-tied at the fringe of an unfamiliar group, or flush with humiliation if we suddenly become the unwelcome centre of attention. In Shrinking Violets, Joe Moran explores the hidden world of shyness, providing insights on everything from timidity in lemon sharks to the role of texting in Finnish love affairs. As he seeks answers to the questions that shyness poses - Why are we shy? Can we overcome it? Does it define us? - he uncovers the fascinating stories of the men and women who were 'of the violet persuasion', from Charles Darwin to Agatha Christie, and from Tove Jansson to Nick Drake. In their stories - often both heart-breaking and inspiring - and through the myriad ways scientists and thinkers have tried to explain and cure shyness, Moran finds a hopeful conclusion. To be shy, he decides, is not simply a burden - it is also a gift, a different way of seeing the world that can be both enriching and inspiring
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moran, Joe
Dewey number
155.232
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bashfulness
  • Introversion
  • Shyness
Label
Shrinking violets : a field guide to shyness, Joe Moran
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.A Tentative History -- 2.This Odd State of Mind -- 3.How Embarrassing -- 4.Tongue-Tied -- 5.Stage Fright -- 6.Shy Art -- 7.The War against Shyness -- 8.The New Ice Age
Control code
000058597108
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781781252635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957680324
Label
Shrinking violets : a field guide to shyness, Joe Moran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.A Tentative History -- 2.This Odd State of Mind -- 3.How Embarrassing -- 4.Tongue-Tied -- 5.Stage Fright -- 6.Shy Art -- 7.The War against Shyness -- 8.The New Ice Age
Control code
000058597108
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781781252635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957680324

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