Tag Archives: shy

The little girl behind the window

20 Jun

Between prison and freedom…

One month ago, my friends and I were taking pictures in Bourj Hammoud (Lebanon).  Suddenly we noticed a window where this little girl was standing looking at us. My first thought was to ask her : “What’s your name?” She looked at me with this scary shy look and didn’t reply.  As I heard her mother calling, I took pictures as fast as I could.

Prison                                                                                                                                                  In the first one, the little girl seems stuck in a prison, behind a grating; she can’t go out and play like other kids of her age.

The little girl behind the window - Stuck in a prison

The little girl behind the window – Stuck in a prison

Freedom                                                                                                                                             On the contrary, the second one shows a hole in the grating; it can be the the gateway to freedom.

The little girl behind the window - Gateway to freedom

The little girl behind the window – Gateway to freedom

It’s funny how you can take two picture at approximately the same moment of the same person but the subject of the two pictures is quite the opposite!

How to approach shy people ?

6 May

 

Last time, my post was about mini monkey getting married with a shy female gorilla Mary. Today, I and the green monkey are going to give you some tips about how to approach shy people without intimidating her/him.

Shy people fear other’s people judgement, they can be embarassed with social life; you need to be patient to have them open up to you! Here you go with some tips that you might find helpful!

1-A soft voice and a smile
Smiling is a good and friendly manner to interact with shy people.

2-One person at a time
When you approach a shy person, don’t go as a group, it makes you kind of threatening. Try to get to know them individually and then you can introduce them to your friends.

3-Asking questions, yes, but limit them and avoid personal ones
You can talk about general subjects; focus on topics related to the place where you are at the time or get them onto a subject they care about. Shy persons are afraid to socialize and they’d rather listen to you than answer your questions so avoid the interrogation and talk a bit about yourself between every question.

4-Do not interrupt them, listen
It’s already difficult for a shy person to express herself, by giving her your attention she will trust you and feel comfortable around you. Let her speak and encourage her by giving positive feedback to their answers.

5-Be patient
Patience is really important; let them take their time to answer and to get used to you. Don’t pressure them, take your time and they will open up to you.

6-Oh he/she can talk!
Avoid teasing them about their shyness; it can be hurtful and really embarrassing. You don’t need to make them remember that they are shy, they already know it!

7-Let them breathe/Give them space
Shy people kind of live in their bubble; they feel safe at keeping distance with the world. They need more room; make sure not to pop the bubble, let them invite you inside!

I hope that this post will help you approach shy people because many of them deserve patience and love!

Will you marry me Mary?

4 May

Hi there! So last time, Mini monkey was wondering who was going to be his future wife  between the 4  gorillas female. Remember there was Mary, Lisa, Linda and Sandra.

Mary the shy one, Lisa the cute one, Linda the funny one, Sandra the sexy one

Well, he picked the shy one, Mary. Do you want to know why? Mini monkey told me that shy persons hide a lot of things and they can be very open-minded if you are patient with them! They can be sexy, funny and surely cute!

Do you want to know a secret?  They already have a mini gorilla baby! Yes mini monkey is very sexually active, he doesn’t waste his time!

 

Next time, I will give you some tips on how to talk to a shy person! You will be able to approach them without scaring them as mini monkey did with Mary!

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