Just because you're a shy person doesn't mean that you have something to be ashamed of. Even the most confident of people have had their shy moments. You should however be ashamed if you're not doing anything to overcome shyness. Believe it or not shyness can be dealt with and overcome.
You may ask why it is important to overcome shyness. The main reason is to boost your own self esteem. The secondary reason (and no less important) is to help you attract women. Women are naturally attracted to men who are self confident. So if you're hoping to meet and attract women, it's quite important to overcome your shyness.
You can learn how to overcome shyness and build up your self confidence by developing new habits and social skills. Shy people may have to exert a large amount of effort in order to start a conversation or attend a party. Obviously your determination is going to be the key factor in learning how to overcome shyness.
To build up your self confidence and to overcome shyness you must first find out why you are shy. There are always underlying reasons for the way a person reacts in certain situations. Once you figure this out you can try to isolate the behaviour and work it out of your system.
The next part is all about pretending. Try behaving in a confident manner in private and practice until you begin to see results in public. Practice walking confidently and speaking firmly and soon you'll find yourself behaving the same confident way in social settings.
As ridiculous as it may seem, forcing yourself to act as if you are not shy can be very helpful in learning how to overcome shyness altogether. You may also reduce your fear of rejection by always imagining the worst outcome possible in every social situation. Then if the outcome is less traumatic than you imagine, you won't dwell on the rejection near as much.
Another way to boost your self confidence (and also to attract women) is to always look your best. Looking great helps you feel great. It subconsciously does wonders for your self esteem. Plus women tend to gravitate towards men with decent dress sense
If you are still having difficulty overcoming shyness, try joining clubs or attending events that interest you. It's a lot more comfortable to engage in conversations with those who have common interests. Obviously the initial conversation will be much easier since you'll already have a topic of conversation that interests you both. Something else to keep in mind is that clubs and places of interest are also great places to meet women.
You can also try to attract women in a roundabout manner. If you do not have the confidence to approach them, then at least try giving them a smile. And of course, do your best to look un-intimidating and approachable. Most women will be receptive to a friendly face.
Bottom line is, if you want to overcome your shyness, it will take effort. You will have to put in more effort to be outgoing, you will have to work harder to get past your fears. But eventually if you have the patience to stick at it, confidence will come naturally and easily. And all the positive habits and lessons learnt on the path to overcoming your shyness will help boost your self confidence even more.