Shyness might be a habit you can get over, and you need to do that to build your personal brand. But first you need to understand what you are shy about and then stick to areas of comfort.
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Minter Dial, president of The Myndset, has come up with a checklist of traits. Go through the list and ask yourself, what are you shy about?
- Your voice?
- Your appearance?
- Eye contact?
- The unknown
- Your failures?
- Your successes?
- Your aspirations?
- Your values?
Using this data, Dial says you can leverage social networks and other forums on the internet to build your personal brand:
By clarifying what you are shy about, there are strategies you can employ. The good news is that you can use platforms such as social media, blogs and forums to avoid interactions that make you feel uncomfortable, all the while achieving your goals and building your personal brand. For example, if you are shy about your appearance, you wouldn't want to start with selfies or a video blog. You might rather focus on writing and curating content.
What follows is that you consciously project the best version of you, and that's a great way to shake off your shy reputation. Check out the full article where Dial also talks about identifying the people you aren't shy around and how that can help in personal branding too.