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Shyness

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Each score is a percentile comparing your child to other kids their age.

How severe is your child's shyness?

(designed for kids 6 months or older)

Shyness is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of one condition: Speech delays.

For kids diagnosed with Speech delays, Shyness is one of four symptoms related to Difficulty Communicating according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Difficulty Communicating among kids with Speech delays are:

  1. Difficulty with self-expression or communicating needs
  2. Frustration with difficulty communicating
  3. Incorrect pronunciation or articulation
  4. Unclear speech or communication

Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Shyness

When parents mention Shyness they also mention these other symptoms:

SymptomFrequencyNumber of mentions
Shyness or social anxietyOften6 mentions
Unusual fears or phobiasOften3 mentions
MumblingOften2 mentions
CryingOften1 mention
Frequent cryingOften1 mention
Keeping alone (keeping to self)Often1 mention
QuietnessOften1 mention

Characteristics of Shyness

How common is Shyness?

Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 32.87% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Shyness.

Percentage of kids with Shyness by year of age

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This is based on a survey of 575 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Shyness “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.

Frequency

OutcomePercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Continuously

10%

42 mentions
Hourly

0%

0 mentions
Daily

9%

41 mentions
Weekly

16%

68 mentions
Monthly

10%

43 mentions
Annually

4%

18 mentions
A Few / Several Times

21%

90 mentions
Once

3%

11 mentions
Never

29%

125 mentions

Severity

SeverityPercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Very Severe

5%

31 mentions
Severe

8%

44 mentions
Moderate

20%

114 mentions
Mild

31%

177 mentions
Not at All

36%

208 mentions

Discussion of Shyness

What was your approach to Shyness? What were the results?

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