an anxiety that a person has in social situations that usually has 3 parts. A feeling of emotional arousal and specific physical effects such as nausea; acute self-consciousness; being cautious and quiet. Also called timidity.

SHYNESS: "Joe's shyness made him feel anxious and sick in his stomach."
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