According to YouGov, 57% of the UK population self-identify as being ‘shy’ and Nadia Finer is on a softly-spoken mission to understand and help. Nadia is the UK’s leading shyness expert and the author of Shy & Mighty, which went on to be adapted for young people as Shy & Mighty Kids.
Nadia is also the host of the Shy & Mighty podcast and has been featured in the Huffington Post, The Guardian, Marie Claire and The Telegraph. She created the Shy & Mighty brand to enable her research and work in helping people overcome the stigmata of the shyness label and to develop the strengths that will help them excel in all walks of life.
Shyness, the Unexpected Superpower
Even before the pandemic, a majority of UK citizens self-described themselves as having feelings of shyness. As we emerge from the past two years of lockdowns and enforced isolation, it’s not surprising that many of us are experiencing increased feelings of social anxiety, in some cases for the first time. Nadia joins Thinking Digital to discuss shyness, how it differs from introversion and how to make the most of this very human character trait.