Overcome Shyness With Radical Blast

Shyness is not a lifelong trait. Learning to talk to strangers is a skill you can learn . Wondering how Conan O’Brien and Will Ferrell got over their shyness? With a technique called radical implosion.

Radical Explosion is based on psychologist Albert Ellis’ exercise in fighting shame. The idea is to do something more intimidating than what you are afraid of. Once you deal with this, your original problem becomes easy and the anxiety around it becomes more manageable.

For example, Conan O’Brien started performing live because it scared him the most. To overcome his shyness, Will Ferrell deliberately did stupid things in public to make people laugh at him.

While their examples are extreme, the underlying message is solid. If you are afraid of talking to people at the party, talk to 50 strangers in the park first. See what happens. The party will probably be much easier.

3 Tricks for Overcoming Social Anxiety | Inc.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *