Is being shy always a negative? Not necessarily. Granted, it’s not good when a child is extremely shy to the point that it inhibits their social growth—but a child who is only shy around strangers can also be viewed as cautious, which is a positive trait, right? If we just label them as shy we’re potentially judging them with our own predetermined positive or negative view. Seeing being shy as part of the bigger whole, we might be able to remove the negative stigma of this personality trait to uncover some of the hidden super powers of shy children.
According to KidsHealth: “Because of their sensitivity and listening skills, many people with a shy personality are especially caring toward others, and interested in how others feel. People often consider them the finest friends.”In a world that tends to label and group people too quickly, we have to change our mindset to see factors like being shy as components of one’s whole personality rather than as the single defining characteristic. With that in mind, here are 10 super powers of shy kids.
1. They are cautious of strangers.
A child who is very social around people they know but tends to be shy around strangers, is showing that they understand that they shouldn’t immediately trust new people.