‘Anxious’ Is the New ‘Shy’

Introversion is a personality trait, not a disorder

An anxious woman looks down while at the park.
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Excerpted from Under Pressure by Lisa Damour, PhD Copyright © 2020 by Lisa Damour. Excerpted by permission of Ballantine, A Penguin Random House Company. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

Dr. Lisa Damour is a psychologist, two-time New York Times best-selling author, monthly New York Times columnist, and regular contributor to CBS News.

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