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Here are the psychological profiles of people who are shy, avoidant, and unsocial:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/living-single/201804/5-kinds-people-who-withdraw-social-life
Here are the psychological profiles of people who are shy, avoidant, and unsocial:

Shy people:

  • Are anxious about anxiety. They are afraid of being afraid.
  • Are more likely to engage in physical aggression than people who are not shy.
  • Are more likely to engage in relationship aggression than people who are not shy.
  • Do not get as much pleasure out of ordinarily pleasurable experiences.
  • Are less creative than people who are not shy.
  • Try to avoid unpleasant things (that’s the “behavioral inhibition system”)
  • Are not very motivated to go for what they want (they get low scores on the “behavioral activation system”)

Avoidant people:

  • Are more likely to engage in physical aggression than people who are not avoidant.
  • Are more likely to engage in relationship aggression than people who are not avoidant.
  • Do not get as much pleasure out of ordinary pleasurable experiences.
  • Are less creative than people who are not avoidant.
  • Are not very motivated to go for what they want (they get low scores on the “behavioral activation system”)

Unsocial people:

  • Are less likely to engage in physical aggression than people who are not unsocial.
  • Are less likely to engage in relationship aggression than people who are not unsocial.
  • Are more creative.
  • Are not very motivated to go for what they want (they get low scores on the “behavioral activation system”)