Guys, its not like someone can just say "go take a pill" and your shyness will be gone. People are shy because they lack self confidence, or are scared of embarassing themselves. If you can build yourself up, or don't worry about what other think, it will be much easier to talk to people, it is a process, not an immediate fix.
i've had a big problem with shyness for as long as i remember. i'm confident in the sense that i know i'm an attractive bloke but i have got 0 confidence when it comes to approaching the ladyz. i get embarrassed real quick, always say the wrong thing or jack things up somehow. i'm going on holiday on monday and i'm hoping i build my confidence up around the women, that is definately the key problem with me and i guess i am self-consious too but we're all our worst critics we pick faults with ourselves that most people either don't care about or see...but hey, that's life! i guess deep down i need to find a woman...for more than one reason!! i need to get past the initial approach and then it'll be cool. i really admire people out there that can just chat some girl with no problems, my mates do it with no problems but i guess it's part of growing up, with experience comes results!