Hopefully you’ll already have an idea of what the other person is interested in too so think ahead about questions you could ask them.
A useful tip is instead of asking all the standard questions that result in a bland answer e.g.
Shy people are typically great listeners, conscientious, deep thinkers, modest, reliable and high achievers without being overstated about it.
So be confident in your shyness and use it to your advantage!
So it’s a case of being aware of how you potentially can come across to other people and being conscious of what you can do to avoid this.