1. Just because she"s shy doesn"t mean she"s not confident. Please don"t mistake being shy for not being self-assured. She"s confident in who she is và knows what she wants, even if she may not always appear that way. Chances are, she"s always trying her best khổng lồ radiate a more #boss-like persomãng cầu, but in the meantime, CAN SHE LIVE?!

2. She"s independent.

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She"s never been the type of person who *needs* to lớn be in a relationship, or even someone lớn go to dinner with. She"s perfectly nội dung on her own, thxvm. She knows what she wants in life and she"s determined khổng lồ make it happen. She isn"t going lớn waste time in a relationship with someone who isn"t as independent as she is.

3. She actually needs khổng lồ be by herself occasionally. Maybe it"s reading a book, maybe it"s listening to her favorite album in its entirety. Whatever it is, that time is sacred and it recharges her soul, so don"t question it.

4. It can be challenging for her lớn open up to lớn people. So, if she is telling you about her family, her goals in life, or anything that"s super important to lớn her, it"s because she trusts you.

5. You want to lớn introduce her to friends và family? Great! Please plan a small gathering as opposed lớn a huge tiệc ngọt where đôi mươi strangers will descover on her at once và freak her out.

6. No, she doesn"t dislượt thích your friends & family. She simply hasn"t had enough time lớn get to know them yet.

7. Being the center of attention is basically her worst nightmare. Karaoke in front of a billion people? Yeah, no.

8. How to gracefully accept a compliment is probably a thing she has yet to master. "Oh, you lượt thích my hair?! Thanks! It"s actually the worst, I don"t know why I wore it like this. But yeah, I like your, um, face. I mean, your hair is great too, super good. OK, bye."

9. She"s an incredible listener. Seriously, the best of the best. Shy girls listen — lượt thích, really listen — lớn each & every one of your thoughts with the most discerning ear. She"ll add her own two cents, but she"ll also always let you finish what you want to say.

10. Surprise! She enjoys parties. First of all, the more people, the less of a chance there is that all the attention will be on her. Secondly, being shy doesn"t mean she hates meeting new people! It just takes her a little longer to lớn come out of her shell. If she isn"t speaking too much at first, it"s not because she"s disinterested. She"s surveying the scene and taking it all in. She"ll chime in khổng lồ the conversation eventually.

11. She"s obsessed with outgoing people. No, really! Many of her friends are the ~life of the party~ & she loves them for it. They reminder her that it"s OK khổng lồ loosen up once in awhile.

12. Stop asking her if she"s mad.

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She"s not mad!

13. Don"t gọi her out for not being able khổng lồ make eye contact. Making solid eye contact is a legitimately difficult thing to vị when you"re shy! She gets anxiety just thinking about it.

14. She"s probably not looking for a shy guy. Realistically speaking, the two of you wouldn"t be able khổng lồ look each other in the eye và everything would be a hot mess. Besides, opposites attract, etc., etc.

15. She"s selfless. She"s not the type of person who craves attention. She finds joy in other people"s happiness, and she expects the person she dates khổng lồ bởi vì the same.

16. Don"t assume she"s socially awkward or inept. She just mixes all the words up when she speaks because meeting new people is exhausting, OK?! There"s a difference.

17. She"s totally game to try new things. She might not be the first person to lớn come up to you at a tiệc nhỏ, but she"s daring, adventurous, and an even (gasp!) outgoing once you get khổng lồ know her.

18. Yes, it"s going khổng lồ take some time to lớn get khổng lồ know her. But it is totally worth the effort.

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