Shy means nervous and uncomfortable in the company of people. Some people move away suddenly in fear. Neverthless, every human being is shy at one level or another. Mahama Gandhi was shy in his school days. but one should not laugh at or hurt persons who are shy. We ourselves are very shy when we talk to strangers and that too strangers of opposite sex.
If a person accustoms a situation his shyness is carried away. By becoming more familiar with the acts one is doing, he will become less shy and less nervous. Shy people should understand why they are and why it happens. They have to plan to become more comfortable with shyness causing situations. Find balance in life. Being happy is perhaps the one way to encourage people to like people who are shy.
Always try to start becoming less shy person. Interact with people.