Which of the Following Would Be a Productive Belief to Help
Which of the following would be a productive belief to help reduce shyness?
A)"Shy people tend to seek out other shy people."
B)"I may think other people are harshly evaluating me, but actually I am being too hard on myself."
C)"If someone does not seem to like you right away, realize that they never will like you, and move on to someone else."
D)"Wait until you are completely relaxed and comfortable before taking a social risk."
Productive beliefs that could replace unproductive ones and reduce shyness include which of the following?
A)"I should not wait until I am completely relaxed and comfortable before taking a social risk."
B)"Even people who are very socially skilled are never successful 100 percent of the time.I should not get upset when an encounter goes badly."
C)"I do not need to pretend to be someone I am not; it will just make me more anxious."
D)All of these are productive statements.
Treatment for shyness involves
A)challenging basic beliefs.
B)reorganizing one's personality.
D)reliving traumatic experiences of childhood.
The best way to overcome shyness is to
A)enhance social skills.
B)lower one's anxiety by accepting that shyness is an inherited problem.
C)learn to enjoy solitude.
D)increase one's public self-consciousness.