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|title||What Makes People Popular - Shyness Social Guidance Film - Dick York as the Shy Guy (1,947)|
|published||May 9, 2011|
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In humans, shyness (also called diffidence) is a social psychology term used to describe the feeling of apprehension, lack of comfort, or awkwardness experienced when a person is in proximity to, approaching, or being approached by other people, especially in new situations or with unfamiliar people. Shyness may come from genetic traits, the environment in which a person is raised and personal experiences. There are many degrees of shyness. Stronger forms are usually referred to as social anxiety or social phobia. Shyness may merely be a personality trait or can occur at certain stages of development in children. Shyness has also a strong cultural dimension.
In biology, shy generally means "tends to avoid human beings"; See crypsis. Shyness in gorillas manifests with ostensibly similar behavioral traits, but differs wholly from humans in cognition and motivation.
Shyness is most likely to occur during unfamiliar situations, though in severe cases it may hinder an individual in his or her most familiar situations and relationships as well. Admitting feelings may become difficult for the individual. Shy people avoid the objects of their apprehension in order to keep from feeling uncomfortable and inept; thus, the situations remain unfamiliar and the shyness perpetuates itself. Shyness may fade with time; e.g., a child who is shy towards strangers may eventually lose this trait when older and more socially adept. This often occurs by adolescence or young adulthood (generally around the age of 13). In some cases, though, it may become an integrated, life-long character trait. Humans experience shyness to different degrees and in different areas. For example, an actor may be loud and bold on stage, but shy in an interview. In addition, shyness may manifest when one is in the company of certain people and completely disappear when with others— one may be outgoing with friends and family, but experience love-shyness toward potential partners, even if strangers are generally not an obstacle.
Richard Allen "Dick" York (September 4, 1,928 -- February 20, 1,992) was an American actor. He is best remembered for his role as the first Darrin Stephens on the ABC television fantasy sitcom Bewitched. His most well known motion picture role was, arguably, as teacher Bertram Cates in the 1,960 film Inherit The Wind.
Born Richard Allen York in Fort Wayne, Indiana, York grew up in Chicago, where a Catholic nun first recognized his vocal promise. He began his career at age 15 as the star of the CBS radio program That Brewster Boy. He also appeared in hundreds of other radio shows and instructional films before heading to New York City, where he acted on Broadway in Tea and Sympathy and Bus Stop. He performed with stars including Paul Muni and Joanne Woodward in live television broadcasts and with Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon, and Gary Cooper in movies, including My Sister Eileen, and Cowboy. It was while filming the 1,959 movie They Came to Cordura that York would cause permanent injury to himself. In York's own words: "Gary Cooper and I were propelling a handcar carrying several "wounded" men down [the] railroad track. I was on the the bottom stroke of this sort of tee-ter-totter mechanism that made the handcar run. I was just lifting the handle up as the director yelled "cut!' and one of the wounded cast members reached up and grabbed the handle.I was suddenly, jarringly, lifting his entire weight off the flatbed - one hundred and eighty pounds or so. The muscles along the right side of my back tore. They just snapped and let loose. And that was the start of it all; the pain, the painkillers; the addiction; the lost career." He played the role of Bertram Cates (modelled on John Thomas Scopes, of "Monkey Trial" fame) in the stage and film versions of Inherit the Wind.
York went on to star with Gene Kelly as Tom Colwell in the ABC television comedy/drama Going My Way, and to appear in dozens of episodes of now-classic TV shows, including Justice, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Wagon Train, and CBS's The Twilight Zone and Route 66.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_York