We agree severe shyness is painful, persistent and paralyzing and maybe we must add to this “invisible.” No one can see any of the three “p’s” … painful, persistent and paralyzing. Yes, sometimes observant people say they see uncomfortable looking facial expressions on people who stay by themselves in social situations. But that is just the surface and probably few people have any idea of how that person may be feeling inside. In order to have a more complete description of severe shyness, how about if we add the word “invisible?”
Can anyone think of additional adjectives?