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Debate Score:39
Arguments:31
Total Votes:46
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Is being shy a bad thing?

Yes

Side Score: 18
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No

Side Score: 21
3 points

Depends on the situation but mostly yes. Joe, you can act shy without being shy, so the converse to your suggestion is ideal, not actually being a shy person. In too many life circumstances shy is a handicap, it prevents interaction on a myriad of levels (opposite sex, peers, business, speeches etc...) Shyness is a state to grow out of through life experience, it's appeal relates to innocence, therefore proudly holding on to "shy" is akin to not maturing socially. Shy is "cute" but nothing more. What are the negatives? Bullies, lost job opportunities, not getting the girl you want, pissing yourself at the thought of public speaking, apologizing when someone walks into you, end of the line, slouched posture, need any more examples? All this so that you can seem cute? You can't fake confidence but you can fake shy. In summation, shy doesn't compare to it's alternative, confidence.

Side: Me go to bank now
2 points

Being shy is a handicap.

Side: yes
1 point

It's contextual. That depends on what you're being shy about. If you're shy and you have a job as a salesperson and your paycheck is based on commission, you're unlikely to sell very much. So it's probably not good in that case. There are cases in which it can be beneficial, but it's generally viewed better to be confident in yourself.

Side: depends
1 point

it's a yes....idk why..but i tink being shy is a bad thing..

Side: Yes
0 points

If I see a proper fit girl that's shy it makes me want her all the more. This is a bad thing because she'll get used and abused.

Side: yes
venom2tater(320) Disputed
1 point

If it makes you want her all the more then being shy is a good thing. It wouldn't be her being shy's fault if you use and abuse her....that would be your fault.

Side: No
cuntyguy2(205) Disputed
0 points

You are amazingly stupid. I guess it's part of your condition...

Side: yes
1 point

you know i don't like you but you are right so i voted up ur argument take this as a truce

Side: yes
2 points

NO , because sometimes people are shy to stay out of drama or to keep to themselves.. that's not a bad thing

Side: No
DrLusha(9) Disputed
1 point

Your argument can be used in reverse. People who are shy will likely stay out of important events or "drama" that could ultimately benefit them.

Side: depends
MaxxOverload(14) Disputed
1 point

This reverse theory can be looked at in this way:

-Wouldn't the bad things that could be avoided by being shy equalize the good things that you miss from being shy? In other ways, hurtful (missing out) equals beneficial.

~Therefore, being shy wouldn't hurt or harm you in terms of missing out on important/beneficial events.

+Also, avoiding a potentially harmful situation by being shy would be beneficial, right? Therefore, this counts towards having beneficial events in a shy person's life by avoiding bad things that could happen.

Side: No
1 point

No, i don't believe it is, although sometimes I believe you have to be spontaneous (I am very spontaneous myself), I think shyness is a very cute factor for some people. :)

Side: No

Being shy is not a bad thing if people could actually be who they want to be without being bombarded by people who tell them how they should live.

Side: No
1 point

Rather your shy, outgoing,sarcastic,or rude its not considered to be a bad things because all people are different. nobody was created to be just the same!!

Side: No

It's actually a good thing. A shy person knows that silence is golden A shy person will not start any fights.

Side: No

No, you can use it to your advantage. There are people out there of the opposite sex that find shyness adorably cute and they take it as a challenge to try and get you to come out of your shell to play ;)

Side: No

I think being shy is the cutest thing sometimes. being shy is just something that many people cant help. its just something that happens, but you can definitly use it for your advantage.

Side: No