Scientists just found the gene for shyness. They would have found it sooner, but it was hiding behind another gene.
Okay, that’s not true, it’s an old joke from a few years ago. What made me think of it was this article about how some Swiss scientists discovered that using a nasal spray of Oxytocin reduces shyness. Yes that’s the same drug they use to induce labor, and no I don’t mean the kind of labor that brings in a paycheck. Now that would be cool, a cure for laziness.
I don’t know if I’m shy or just quiet. I’m never the life of the party, but I’m not a dud either. I prefer to listen than do the talking.
So, I wouldn’t snort the Oxytocin.