Timidity

Timidity

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...bleed afresh. "Timidity in a child is not nearly so serious, for by great care and a little tact parents can nearly always conquer it. "They should know how to gain his confidence, and by showing their affection repress his evil tendencies, and encircle him with their protection. "This done, they can very readily destroy the bad leaven of envy within him; for an evil unconcealed is easily cured. "Many children are mortified because they feel their weakness in the presence of strength; this wounds their self-esteem, and readily engenders envy. "In a case like this it is the duty of the teacher to inspire the child with self-confidence by praising the qualities he possesses, and which the person he is jealous of lacks. "In a word, the first step must be to destroy the feeling of inferiority which causes the timid to become envious. "This, however, is a very difficult task, for care must be taken not to go to the other extreme by letting him have too high an opinion of himself. "One can not imagine how very ingenious the timid are in inventing excuses for their faults. 4'Few of them are willing to acknowledge that they are envious. Let us add that they are usually sincere in denying this fault. "However, if their violent temper does not drive away those who could give them advice, they should recognize the fact that the persons they have an antipathy for are especially those who display the qualities which their timidity denies to them. "A man who is brilliant, a good conversationalist, and of a fine figure will always be disliked by the timid. "They also hate those who have done brave deeds in war," adds Yoritomo, "and this hatred is accentuated in proportion as they become...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236741234
  • 9781236741233