Or is it just natural human reticence that most of us could do with overcoming (though some were never troubled in this way)?
For many, we need to work at putting ourselves out there to be judged. It’s uncomfortable, or seems so at first. But arguably it’s part of the natural human journey of increasing maturity, if we choose that particular part of the path.
How do you decide whether you are being admirably refined or just unwisely and over-cautiously reticent?
The wrong choice could be holding you back and, conversely, a change could propel you forward.
Just because something is comfortable, doesn’t mean it’s right: It just means it’s our usual habit—a familiar, programmed pattern that was helpful once but perhaps not any more.