I Always Get Asked Why Im So Quiet

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    I'll never understand

    why society feels the need to fill every waking moment with useless chatter. If people would just stop talking for once they may actually notice the world around them. Or understand things they didn't even know where there. When people ask why I'm so quiet they always assume...
    marie2423 marie2423
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Sep 29, 2015

    "She doesn't say much does she"

    why would a 55 year old man think a young woman would be interested in talking to them? The mind boggles.
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 19

    Sometimes I think I should be louder

    and sometimes I think I should be quieter. Why is it that people only seem to notice that I'm super quiet? I mean, there are times when people in my classes don't even realize I'm there until the end of the school year. And I mean several people in several different classes. Am...
    DoctorMerlinReid DoctorMerlinReid
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Mar 29

    The quiet ones always have the loudest mind,

    just give them time to open up to you. Don't rush! There the amazing people. Im one of them. expressions can say a lot more than words
    Mleader1 Mleader1
    22-25, F
    11 Responses Apr 12, 2015

    At the age of 14 I became a victim of rape.

    My rapist was not a creep or a stranger. Nor was he a family member. He was my first boyfriend. My first love. My first kiss. I never told anyone. Until.. 3 months later he cheated on me with another girl. Then I was done. I broke up with him and spilt my guts to my best friend...
    theinnocentchild theinnocentchild
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 10

    Telling a quiet person they are quiet,

    is like telling the sky it's blue.
    MrBugsyMalone MrBugsyMalone
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 25

    used to like to tell myself better was

    because it was much better to listen than to talk. Lately I've been realizing there's quite a bit of Truth to that because it really doesn't matter what I say. My words mean little. it's generally better I don't say much of anything anymore.
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Apr 14

    I get asked if something is bothering me

    because I rarely like chatting... I just tell them 'Silence is Golden.'
    Septwreckage2010 Septwreckage2010
    31-35, M
    Mar 15

    I hate it when people ask me

    why i'm so quiet, but i'm used to it. I just wanna tell them "*****, I just don't like you and you people in my class talk too much" Sorry guys, but it's true. i really don't like anyone in my school excepy this girl. (my friend)
    g00dVib3zzz g00dVib3zzz
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 3

    I prefer to listen and observe,

    you can learn so much.
    coronac98 coronac98
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Dec 20, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 24, 2015

    People don't get why I'm quiet,

    I don't have the confidence to speak up over people. I lack confidence and self esteem, I would rather not be around other people. I always get told I looked depressed and that I need to cheer up, but no one understands who I am and why I have my certain outbursts. I can...
    Kirstyj19 Kirstyj19
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 10

    I am quiet. I don't have much to say.

    I like ep. It is making me more confident!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 24

    I'm not that quiet, but you never shut up long

    enough to hear :p Why are you so loud?!!! Hahaha
    ThunderWaffles ThunderWaffles
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 16, 2014

    Story off my life..I grew In a abusive

    environment, my dad was always strickt and distant with everybody in the house, even with my mother. He controlled everything, from what we eat and what we do, to what we are aloud to have fun with, and who and where to hang out with friends. As a child I didn't realized how...
    Emnah Emnah
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 21

    This is a question I'm always asked,

    there are many reasons I get quiet one of I'm pissed off to point of breaking someone face but I know violence isn't the answer to anything I fight with my words it's wiser. When I'm quiet people still try to agitate me to talk when I'm just not really in the mood. Second I want...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 12
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 11, 2015

    Will keep a conversation going.

    I just don't rambel on about the same subject. Some people just likes to talk about the same subject. Fifty different ways.
    Guy78cal Guy78cal
    36-40, M
    Feb 21

    "Why are you so quiet?

    " "you're a very quiet person" "Why don't you talk?" Translation: What's wrong with you? Why are you not normal? You seem like a boring human being Why can't you be like others? Why are you so scared of people? Is there something your hiding? I'm destroying your self esteem...
    Violetlolla2 Violetlolla2
    16-17, F
    6 Responses Sep 26, 2015

    I think some people think being quiet is a sign

    of weakness, but if they ever tried it they would see how much strength it takes. I have a whole universe of thoughts in my head. I love talking...deep, meaningful conversations. But I don't enjoy talking about the weather or someone's clothes or what I had for lunch. How...
    iamtheyouniverse iamtheyouniverse
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2015

    Why? Why do you have to ask?

    I don't ask why you're so loud o.o it's extremely annoying. It's just how I am, deal with it. People are so self-centered anyway so I assume nobody really cares about what I have to say which in most cases is true.
    limonadi limonadi
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Dec 30, 2014
    throughthedoorway throughthedoorway
    16-17, F
    6 Responses Dec 11, 2014
    miteinen miteinen
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 23, 2014

    I am quiet because people suck

    for the most part. I have pretty much met really awful people who just want to bully you or take advantage of you. Plus some are really dumb so not talking is the best policy. I talk to the people who make sense to me and are sincere and love me.
    Lilykins22 Lilykins22
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 10
    ridlez ridlez
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 6

    I hate those questions "why are you

    so quiet?" "Why aren't you saying anything?" like, can't you see that I don't do it by choice? Some times I just don't know what to say or respond and I just prefer to stay quiet instead of saying something stupid or out of topic, but it's not that I'm quiet, I just feel like...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    10 Responses Nov 1, 2014

    I usually just shrug my shoulders,

    but I know exactly what I'm doing. I'm always observing people, looking into their hearts, and finding the ones I feel I need to help.
    sierra1997 sierra1997
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 12

    I can't pretend that I like the ppl

    that I don't. So at least I try to keep quiet till the time is over.and when these ppl ask me why I keep quiet i give them a smile like a punch in their face. This has happened to me a lot.Anyways when I'm in a good mood or getting a good vibe from the ppl And a good drink then...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 19

    They always ask, "You're

    so quiet. What are you thinking about?" I always reply, "I'm thinking about your body... and where I'm going to hide it." =D
    ubername ubername
    26-30, M
    9 Responses Mar 6, 2015

    It's mostly my teachers

    who ask me that because my teachers have seen me have an emotional meltdown (usually when im angry or something just hits me like last week in English an assignment was to write a poem or prose about our childhood and for every fond memory i have 12 bad memories and the line...
    smitlord smitlord
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 20

    It happens all the time.

    I may be in some sort of social setting and be completely happy and enjoying myself, but I suppose because I am a fairly reserved sort of person then I come across as being sullen and withdrawn. So then comes the inevitable "Oh, are you ok? You're very quiet, whats wrong...
    SabbyMichelle SabbyMichelle
    36-40, F
    18 Responses Dec 7, 2013

    I get asked why I'm so quiet all the time.

    .. Well maybe I'm sick of being ignored by the ones I love, who obviously don't love me back. And let me tell you being ignored by someone who's attention means the world to you is the worst feeling. And because I'm quiet others feel the need to talk and talk about them selfs...
    SoUGLY SoUGLY
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Aug 27, 2015

    it depends on my mood

    and the people around me but mostly I keep quiet till I know which type of people I'm dealing with but when I feel talking .. no one can stop me till I finish what I wanna say
    rashahan rashahan
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 7

    I find it so rude when people ask that.

    I don't owe people an explanation, it's the way I am, just let me be! If I have something important to say, I will definitely say it, but I don't have an urge, like some people do, to fill every silence.
    BexBaby84 BexBaby84
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jul 7, 2015

    People think quiet people haven't got on an

    opinion and don't say anything bad. Well they haven't heard the stuff that comes out of my mouth when they've gone home.
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 16

    If I got nothing to say then I am going to be

    quiet - simple as that. I'd rather be seen as too quiet rather than too loud!
    BuzzingBeauty BuzzingBeauty
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 5, 2015

    Because it is rude to plot someone's murder out

    loud, and very incriminating I might add. .-.
    Waffl3s Waffl3s
    16-17
    6 Responses Oct 21, 2015

    I'm a quiet person, but also not a quiet person.

    Depending on who or what I'm talking about, I can say a whole lot of things; I just have trouble initiating conversations and keeping them going.
    Velocii Velocii
    18-21, F
    Mar 11

    just because I'm quiet doesn't mean I can't

    talk, I choose not to talk.
    arkhamnite arkhamnite
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Mar 22
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jul 3, 2015

    How do you guys handle your quietness/shyness

    at work/with clients? Is it a problem or not really? Because it is a problem for me and I am just stuck every time I have to contact a big account. I feel so skilless when facing them that they just see it and suddenly they are no longer interested in the contract. What do you...
    Rakel725 Rakel725
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 12

    I don't talk a lot. I tend to watch

    and listen. It's safer that way. We have two eyes, two ears and one tongue for a reason. Ironically, I happen to be fascinated by parrots. They do all the talking, but are harmless and cute. :)
    Parrotish89 Parrotish89
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Nov 1, 2015

    Person: " why don't you talk?

    " Me: " Oh, I talk. Just not to you"
    LurkingShadow LurkingShadow
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2015

    So maybe thats why I'm posting seeking hosts

    or simply members. In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games/sports/physical activities? Got 2 free groups on FB (can be on other sites w/ groups) forming. Share this post? (Reference my profile link here to answer questions & give links). Both need hosts...
    supergirl805 supergirl805
    22-25, F
    Feb 12

    Constantly...But though I'm quiet,

    my brain is at work.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 29

    Because I'd rather say nothing,

    than say something stupid.
    Kringle95 Kringle95
    22-25, F
    13 Responses Jan 20, 2015

    Why be noisy! Be quiet.

    Listen more! You'll be surprised what you'll learn!
    Beannie97 Beannie97
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 12

    Maybe it's because I'm thinking.

    ........... A dying art form, yes.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Sep 26, 2015

    I'm quiet because nobody at my school gets me

    and I'm too picky to just talk to anyone.
    RainbowCrayon666 RainbowCrayon666
    16-17, F
    8 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    I hate making new friends.

    .. I have changed schools 4 times.. And I just started cosmetology school so technically 5.. I want friends I really do I'm just so quite. I over think what I'm going to say.. And when I finally say something it comes out with a stutter. It makes me look stupid and almost like a...
    Haley558 Haley558
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 3

    I'm quiet because I listen.

    If you listened you probably wouldn't want to to talk so much either.
    mbker13 mbker13
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

    People keep asking me

    why I'm so quiet. Especially the ones who knew me when I spoke up and didn't hide. I'm tired of it because they see how I'm reluctant to go home, how I try to get away from my problems with books, how very few undersatnd me, how I'm reluctant to trust. The reason I'm so quiet is...
    AlphaOfAPack AlphaOfAPack
    13-15, F
    Mar 6

    Have you ever loved someone

    but doesn't love you back? Have you been the one that doesn't love them? It's all apart of life! You might be these people but it all happens for a reason so sucking up and deal with it. -Veronica
    veronica32334 veronica32334
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 19

    If I felt like I had something

    meaningful/relevant to add to a conversation....I would say it. I'm not the type of person that fills silence with noise.
    oddpodd oddpodd
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 26

    This has been happening

    since I was a child, "why are you so quiet?", "do you talk?", "stop being so shy" and blah blah blah. I had to hear that constantly growing up and me, being the quiet, not so confident nor cute, 10 year old, just sat there in silence, wanting even more to run away somewhere far...
    Lolita444 Lolita444
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 3

    I love to just sit back

    and listen, that's why I love YouTube videos so much because I don't have to reply to anyone XD weird but true
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 10

    If I am quiet it's because I have nothing to

    say. I don't do fake bullshit conversation. My family thinks I am a weirdo because I don't share every detail of my life... I am quiet because I want to be.
    Netabell Netabell
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    Being quiet isn't a bad thing.

    I just like to think.
    theskippyone theskippyone
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 19

    Yet when I talk, they say I talk too much

    and never shut up. WHATEVER. I'll just stare at the sky and smile.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 25
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