It can be a cover up, but not always. As we get older and still don’t kick the shyness habit, sometimes we rationalize that we’re not shy just private. After all, isn’t that what introverts are all about? Living and working in their minds? Yes, but some love it! They’re happy with it. For example, take Mark Zuckerberg from Social Network. Many social graces don’t register with him even though his girlfriend said without more warmth, she would break up. He couldn’t comply because his work dominated his thoughts. But for some introverts, and yes, even for some extroverts, they can’t be socially warm even though that’s what they want more than anything. Their fears blocks them from sharing, from being connected, from being in the moment with others. Today we know that by acknowledging and talking about these inhibitions, we can overcome them. Do it here: you don’t have to join the blog or even use your real name.