Not usually. More so lately, as I'm older.
Have you always been shy? paranoid? why paranoid? Were you bullied?
I used to be horribly shy, only child whose parents moved a lot. My lot improved when I had other kids to play with, and later, when I got a job and got interested in other people besides myself, talking with them. I realized later that Miss Shy had been pretty much all about me, but working with others kicked that.