How can someone – like, say, a tech writer – mouth off in print and on the radio but be scared of using the phone? Richard Cobbett nails it.
Me, if I had to put a name to my biggest issue, Iâ€™d probably have to say â€˜bipolar shynessâ€™â€¦ itâ€™s a strange mix of extrovert and introvert â€“ almost to the point of reversal. I up on stage and do pretty much anything from Shakespeare to throwing crisps at people without any particular stage-fright, I can do debating, Iâ€™ve been on the radio. Taking crap is not my speciality; I can be very loud, and pretty fast.
â€¦which doesnâ€™t sit all that great with sometimes paralyzing shyness at entirely harmless day-to-day things.