Urban dictionary has a fabulous definition of shy, “What the majority of people call you if you are smart enough not to go out every night of the week filling yourself up with alcohol, listening to others people’s mind-numbing conversations about popular culture and then vomiting it all back up on your bathroom floor.”
Just because you’re not a chatty Cathy sucking up all the energy in a room some people may label you as shy. We are all shy at times, it just depends where you are in the spectrum.
Not every quiet person who doesn’t warble on is shy, sometimes there are other reasons someone is isn’t talking, maybe the company they’re with bores them to tears. Maybe you don’t’ feel comfort comfortable in certain social situations, like walking into an event where you’re supposed to try and chat up a bunch of people you don’t know.
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Johnny Depp is actually a shy guy
Johnny Depp opened up about his shyness in an interview with Details Magazine: “I’m f*ckin’ shy, man,” Depp bluntly admitted. “I’m living, in a sense, like a fugitive. I don’t like to be in social situations— it’s fine for me in a weird way, having to run and hide. Less and less, I have the opportunity to observe, because I’m the one being observed.”