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Title: Shyness, self-presentation, adonization, and influence tactics in close relationships
Authors: Mandal, Eugenia
Wierzchoń, Aleksandra
Keywords: shyness; close relationships; social influence
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: Current Issues in Personality Psychology, Vol. 7, iss. 3 (2019), s. 189-202
Abstract: background Empirical research reveals the difficulties that shy people must face as part of their social functioning and attaches a pejorative connotation to shyness in the process of establishing and maintaining interpersonal relations. The purpose of the study was to investigate certain aspects of social functioning of shy people: the preferred self-presentation styles, readiness to adopt adonization and influence tactics in intimate relationships. participants and procedure The study was performed on a group of 234 participants (113 females and 121 males), aged 18 to 35 years (M = 24.29). The following questionnaires were used: the Revised Cheek and Buss Shyness Scale, the Self-Presentation Questionnaire, the Questionnaire for Measuring the Attitude toward Adonization, and the Influence in Close Relationships between Women and Men Questionnaire. results The study found that shy people use self-promotion less frequently than non-shy persons and they tend to adopt selfdepreciation more often compared to non-shy individuals. Further, a high level of shyness implies a less pronounced tendency to use adonization but a greater readiness to employ hard social influence tactics in close relationships: Threats and violence, Silent treatment and sulking and Complaining and arguing. conclusions Correlations between shyness, self-presentation styles, adonization and influence tactics in close relationships emphasize the role of this disposition in generating social behaviors. Shyness has a negative impact on an individual’s social functioning and relations with other people. The negative consequences of shyness are particularly conspicuous in the behavior of men.
DOI: 10.5114/cipp.2019.88276
ISSN: 2353-4192
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