Published: Irish Examiner
Expert Opinion: Dr. Malie Coyne
Geraldine Walsh was never shy as a child, rather an introvert. That has its pros and cons as it’s followed her into parenthood.
When I was in school a teacher remarked to my mother, “Geraldine is very shy. She never puts her hand up in class.”
My mother was not impressed. Having never liked the term ‘shy’, since it tends to come across as a negative trait, she retaliated with, “My daughter is not shy. She is quiet, reserved, and listening. She is taking everything in, watching and learning.”
As a child, I was quite happy to let my more extroverted friends take the limelight. But I was not shy.