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The Shy Person’s Guide to Winning Friends and Influencing People

Kindness is a superpower

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Act more confident. Push past your comfort zone. Stand like an alpha.

I grew up a shy introvert with a severe speech impediment, bombarded by such suggestions. Honestly, I’ve tried them all. I’ve also come to the conclusion that it’s a lot easier, and more effective, to be kind than to try…

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