I Am a Quiet Observant Person

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    This place has a foul bleach smell.

    The server has a mole by her right eye, which has a bit of hair on it. This place looks like it died long ago. The signed out front is 90 percent unlit. The tables look too clean to have been used recently.
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally
    26-30, M
    Oct 27, 2015

    I’m not entirely sure what I did.

    I do my job, and I do it well. Always have gotten good feedback from managers on my one on ones. However, I stay to myself. Like, when I’m walking through the hallways , break room and what not, I smile to whoever I pass by, and may even say good morning to others. But as far...
    ladysongbird21 ladysongbird21
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015

    Dawn is breaking, and I can hear the city

    stirring. It marks the end of solitude for another day.
    Woody6 Woody6
    41-45, M
    1 Response Sep 22, 2015

    I may seem like I'm shy,

    when really I'm listening carefully to find out yalls weak point.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 18, 2015

    Quiet & Observant

    I'm not a yapper but I am a person more on the quiet side.  Many years ago, family members said I was very quiet and one of them said; beware of the quiet one's.  I found this remark to be hurtful and until today, I don't comprehend it.  I usually don't start a...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    5 Responses May 2, 2010
    apperentlyicanthavemynameagain apperentlyicanthavemynameagain
    22-25, F
    Jan 7, 2016

    "You can observe a lot by watching".

    - Yogi Berra (1925-2015)
    bsawyer121 bsawyer121
    51-55, M
    Mar 17, 2016

    I don't necessarily talk much in person,

    being quiet is one of the best decisions I've made since 7th grade. Since then I've realized so many things, not just about other people, but myself as well.
    anonymousdrummer anonymousdrummer
    18-21, M
    May 28, 2015

    why dont we take the power out of the selfie

    & give it back to the professional photographer......& go to prisons & let real artist make movie posters by hand ,album covers & sutch *get back to the core of craft*
    deleted deleted
    Oct 25, 2015
    carrieegracee carrieegracee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2015

    so far, i have realized I am not perfect,

    ,, i need to work on 3 things from now,,, first, it's my anger,,, second, i need to have some patience,,,and third don't open up your big mouth, if you have not controlled the first two ,,, hahaha hahaha,,, really i am great:)))
    deleted deleted
    May 24, 2015

    As a therapist I find it helpful

    as you learn more by listening as its a case that they are there to be helped and as a result I let the conversation develop naturally. I well often practice my skills and build on them by sitting in my local coffee shop on my breaks and watching and listening. I findd people...
    AX5625 AX5625
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2014

    If we study the whole history of humanity,

    we should realize that in this world full of illusions, nothing really lasts, except for the long-lingering hatred and injustice...!
    fthefurious fthefurious
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2015

    Started as a matter of survival

    and ended up as a personal trait.
    teadiva teadiva
    36-40, F
    Jan 8, 2016

    I Am A Quiet Observer.

    I quietly observe situations, people and there actions. It is not always a good thing but it can be useful at times. I find it easyer to find out what a person is really like. I am quite good at knowing how a person feels by looking at there eyes, peoples eyes can show a lot and...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2011

    I really had no choice.

    I barely had friends since the 4th grade. I had no other choice than to watch my peers grow up which was depressing but I have to also say a blessing in a way because I learned from other mistakes and learned early how to read people. I think my judgement is much better and I'm...
    justpathetic justpathetic
    18-21, F
    Dec 1, 2015

    I like to observe others

    because I am shy. I'm not a social butterfly and not cheery . Human behavior is interesting for me.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 18, 2015
    apperentlyicanthavemynameagain apperentlyicanthavemynameagain
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2015

    I forget there are good people out there.

    My view of the world is often clouded by the negative more than the positive.
    emmathepanda emmathepanda
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2016

    I like to pay attention.

    Sometimes, if I watch and listen carefully, I can figure out what will make people happy.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 25, 2015

    My first time meeting someone usually consists

    of me being more of a listener then a talker. Look them into their eyes as they're talking to me, This way I just scope out the person, see if they're real or fake, if what they're telling me is genuine or bull ****. I'll ask them subliminally related questions of what they...
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2014

    Yes I Am "quiet". So?!!

    Being quiet is a tricky label. Normally you are called it by people who barely know you! I am not quiet with my friends, my family or when speaking one to one with someone. In fact when I am one to one with someone, I end up pushing the conversation along! In larger groups I tend...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 14, 2012

    Quiet: The Power Of Introverts

    I heard about this book a few days ago and ran out to buy it -- so far (and I'm only on Chapter 2) it's worth every penny I spent on the hard cover copy (and much more)!  The book is titled, "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain...
    Dee67 Dee67
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Feb 10, 2012

    I used to observe people without them noticing

    me. I always do that especially to the people that are new to me. I observe their gestures, appearance and everything they shows. I do observe them not to judge them but to make myself know how am I going to interact with them.
    XxSleepyHeadxX XxSleepyHeadxX
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2016

    I am usually a nice and quiet observant person.

    I enjoy watching, listening and learning what I see. If a person has a question or wants my opinion or advice I don't mind giving it. But otherwise I am quiet. If I ever have something to say you are more than welcome to hear I'll let you know.
    planter715 planter715
    51-55, M
    Mar 12, 2015

    I'm very quiet in certain situations

    although I'm extremely loud around people I know well enough. The point is, I may not be speaking, but I see everything.
    Xo12345 Xo12345
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2014

    Yep. It seems to make people think I'm not

    social, but I just need some background knowledge about a group of people before I take part in conversations.
    DutchieVera DutchieVera
    16-17, F
    Feb 17, 2016


    Since I love to watch people, I've gotten pretty good at..reading their action, seeing past their words even. No doubt I can talk up a storm but I am a listener... unless you are a friend of mine and then I don't know when to shut up mainly if I am all bent-out-of-shape about...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2013

    I like being amongst people

    and hearing them joke and stuff but the reason why I observe rather than talk is because most of the time I feel like I have nothing to contribute to the current conversation
    deleted deleted
    Dec 18, 2015

    Quiet and observant people are more effective

    at hunting and fishing too.
    Mossonarock Mossonarock
    46-50, M
    Jan 7, 2016

    I like to listening and understand

    why people do and say the things they do.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 7, 2016

    In social situations I always tend to get lost

    in my thoughts & even dislike breaking my silence after a while. Something I try not to do but can't help /: people assume I have nothing to say but in fact I have too much
    yasmine98 yasmine98
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2016

    For My Own Sake

    I observe and remember while I am silent. I do so to best understand the world around me. I feel no need to be impulsive at all times of my life. I prefer to live life this way.
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX
    18-21, F
    Apr 10, 2011

    Unlike most of mankind,

    I am not oblivious to my destruction, I am not a fool who believes we were all put here to be HAPPY... I know it is going to happen to all of us,death, and if you need me I will be sitting on the corner watching your confusing actions and habits as you walk by... Saying no words...
    PunkRockUnicorn PunkRockUnicorn
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2014

    Human Instinct

    When I was a Child,I used to be religious and desperately made to believe in God without rising any question,as I grew so grew my thoughts and when I was 16 ,I found myself to be Agnostic-Atheist. Things became clearer and clearer! We always try to find reason of something and...
    oscartheoreu oscartheoreu
    18-21, M
    Apr 27, 2012

    When I'm silent there are many reasons

    for it: Didn't get enough sleep. Waiting for something to be over. Don't have anything to talk about. Overthinking/analysing a situation. Upset or worried. Falling apart... Or all of the above!
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    May 14, 2015

    I am so quiet when I go to school I don't

    even talk. Just listen and observe what is going on. But whenever I speak I am too quiet and it's like I lost my voice..
    deleted deleted
    Aug 24, 2015

    I always find it interesting to observe people

    and see how they react to certain conversations. I listen to the tone of their voice and I observe their body language. It truly is rather fascinating and then being the slight manipulator that I am I like to say things to try and get a rise out of them. Does that make me a bad...
    Culinaryman23 Culinaryman23
    26-30, M
    Jan 18, 2016

    Is being quiet a crime!

    !?? I'm a quiet person around people I don't know. It takes me a little while before I feel completely comfortable around them. It's just so annoying when people come up to me and say you don't talk very much or think I'm a snob because I'm not talking to them the way they...
    heaven89 heaven89
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    i like to observe and listen to my friends

    conversations with each other so then i kind of learn more about them and if they're honest, stuff like that. This is mostly how i choose my friends tbh.
    kaylee99 kaylee99
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 30, 2014
    Rhea03811 Rhea03811
    16-17, F
    Dec 18, 2015

    I observe what or who ever are around me.

    I observe their attitude and personalities cause i learn who is around me before they even tell me.
    SirJecht3000 SirJecht3000
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 2, 2014
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