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I Am Quiet

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    Two Different Worlds

    I am quiet, I have always been quiet. I have been described as so many things from shy to absent-minded. As a child my parents, teachers, or classmates would call me these things. But, I never listened to their words because in my mind was a world of my own and I didn't feel...
    Imagination268 Imagination268 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2009

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    I love peace and quiet

    so that I can think sometimes. So many people have to have the radio, TV or music in the background all the time, even when travelling or walking along the street. I don't think we were meant to have our ears assaulted every minute of the day, and some modern stress issues may...
    Iggylad Iggylad 31-35, M Mar 12

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    Heehee

    I'm so quiet I didn't know what should I write in this story... or what to write in a kazillion other stories :p So seem to be the rest of us...
    whatsername whatsername 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2008

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    I Wonder If You'D See Me

    Would you notice me, sitting in the corner of the room, my drink sitting on the table, cigarette smoldering in the ashtray- would you see me? I see. I think. I notice things. If you did notice me, what would you think, that bloke, sitting there, alone, quietly contemplating...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Mar 28, 2013

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    Secure

    I'm quiet because I like to listen and observe. I like to be respectable and polite. I don't feel comfortable expressing myself by putting attention on myself. I'm very talented when it comes to being quiet. It just comes easy to me. I've come to realize...
    AngelWithin AngelWithin 22-25, F Sep 3, 2009

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    it may seem like i talk alot in reality

    because i post and answer so much but if ep was something real where people would get together and talk i'd be the person in the corner all by myself probably scrolling through my phone not saying a word and a little nervous because of the crowd
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    People are so annoying with their never ending

    questions. I just want to be left alone, and not be judged. You get judged if you talk too much or too less. I'm not on this Earth to appease you, or to meet your idiotic expectations. I'm not unhappy, sad, lonely, depressed, or angry. I appreciate silence in a world that never...
    movingwoman movingwoman 13-15, F Nov 1, 2014

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    In real life I am a very quiet person.

    It depends on who i'm around though and how comfortable I am with expressing myself around the person or people I'm with.
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 3, 2014

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    I Just Felt Like Telling This....

    Sometimes its better to keep things to yourself and stay silent. Somewhere in the silence i guess you'll find things are more intersting in listening.I realised, i've learnt alot in listening rather than talking and understands more. :)I guess a little silences helps..Yet...
    Amberstories Amberstories 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2011

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    Trapped

    Inside my body there's a personality with every characteristic imaginable, and nobody knows it but me.  I feel like a voice that is never heard, never allowed to escape my body in the form of any social speech or action.  I want to escape, but it is like I'm trapped by walls on...
    toragirl toragirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    Still Slumber...

    When I wake up, I frown. It's just me and me alone...But when I'm sleep, I'm surrounded and laughing with my friends.When I look twice, they're all in front of me and walking off...Screams turn to wails and I silently fall down...only to figure out I'm all alone again.Now, I...
    Colorless76 Colorless76 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2011

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    I Spend A Lot Of Time Thinking

    As a child I spent a lot of time by myself, playing in my bedroom, with just my toys, no one to talk to. Because of this, I got used to playing and working quietly. I didn't have a lot of friends when I was a young child, although, I developed more when I got older. And even as I...
    Spankmesweetly Spankmesweetly 22-25, F 2 Responses May 3, 2013

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    Hi. So i'm quiet but others confuse it

    for shyness. I'm not shy, i can talk to whoever the **** i want. i just have no motivation too. Ya know how you really want something yet a part of you can't find the motivation? I want friends to hang out with, call, and meet up after school but i can't just go from quiet to...
    lolzhi99 lolzhi99 18-21, F Jun 2, 2014

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    Careful With Words

    I've been a pretty quiet person since I was little.  My mother used to yell at me because I didn't talk enough in school, so my teachers would call her out of concern.  In truth I just didn't like talking to the other kids, I always got along better with adults because...
    AppleJelle AppleJelle 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2008

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    like really quiet almost mute i just dont find

    the purpose in talking im like that guy in the movie fargo when steve buscemi says to that guy would it kill you to say something haha
    poopmaster1960 poopmaster1960 51-55, M May 5

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    I'm quiet. I have 8 classes per day

    and know what? Only 2 out of 8 I actually speak. My first class is Japanese. Most of my "friends" are in there and 1 out of my friend is in my health class. Its always been like since middle school. I want friends, same time I don't care. I only have 2 real friends that I known...
    Crazybutnotinsane Crazybutnotinsane 16-17, F Jun 3, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 21, 2014

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    Beyond Quiet

    I am pretty much silent through out my school day. It's been like that since the start of elementary, yet people started to recognize it in second grade (I know, not that far from the start of school). Some people have come up to me and told me they have never heard my voice, and...
    QuilTheAnimal QuilTheAnimal 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2012

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    It's True!!!

    Not online and on this site! LOL! I tend to be "noisy" here, with all of my stories and postings! XD But offline, in a group, I am always known as "the quiet girl in the black". Or sometimes it's shorten to, "the quiet girl". It's not that I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 4, 2009

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    It Keeps People Guessing

    Allot of people always wonder about me because I'm quiet. They actually wonder about me more than they do about loud people, because people who are loud are easy to figure out because their constantly spewing out this and that about themselves or their personality. I find it...
    MrUntitled MrUntitled 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 13, 2009

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    Supo lo que ni siquiera yo queria saber,

    comprendio lo que yo no podia explicar y escucho en silencio lo que mis silencios tenian que decir.
    MyGuardianAngel MyGuardianAngel 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    It's Just How I Am.

    Most of the time I am quiet. I feel it more rewarding.and I feel it's me there, being quiet.
    zephyr2005 zephyr2005 41-45, F Sep 3, 2011

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    Yup

    I've always been a quiet person. The one thing teachers told my parents at parent-teacher conferences was that I was such a good student, but so quiet! Some people act like it's a bad thing, but I don't think it is. I prefer listening to people than talking or just silence...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 26, 2008

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    It Never Occurs To Me That Other People Are Quiet As Well

    I am the typical introvert, I say a lot of things about how little I say, I'm not weak, I'm just quiet, I'm just different, I, I , I,, etc.Then every so often I meet someone and I like them and I want to be friends with them, they seem nice, and reserved in a way that I...
    StevieStillwater StevieStillwater 36-40, M Mar 24, 2012

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    Its Just Me

    I have always been a quiet girl, I say alot but its mostly with the facial expressions i make. I think I just keep myself from saying anything I shouldn't by making faces. I don't think I really like to talk too much I am a very great listener, I love listening to people's...
    teddygram03 teddygram03 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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    I'm not really talkative unless I'm really making an effort or I know you well enough that I'm comfortable saying whatever it is with you. But otherwise I'm awkward and not really...
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    I don't like having the spotlight on me in class, so I only speak when absolutely necessary and I tend to keep it brief. I hate that full-class discussions are always a big part of...
    heartmusic678 heartmusic678 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It a good thing. People don't mess with me. I over heard someone say at work "you should mess with him, quiet ones are the ones you need to watch out for"?
    UCLABruinsFan13 UCLABruinsFan13 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Every one keeps asking me why I am so quiet. Sometimes I wander whether there is anything wrong with it I mean it's not a crime against humanity.
    ktmsc ktmsc 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    So much so that all my life people have noticed that about me. Not that I am shy or timid. No I am actually quite friendly and will start conversation with just about every one I...
    paleryder paleryder 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    I've never officially quit a job before. I just wake up one day and notice I feel so detached from that work it's become time for me to live. I try to dip out as quietly as I can...
    VerucaRose VerucaRose 26-30, F a week ago

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    I'm a quiet person because no one ever listens to me when I talk so I've just decided not to talk. It's a pretty sad thing. I can't really name one person in my life that will...
    emyay emyay 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I consider myself a loner, and I absolutely love some quality "me time." In fact, being a writer calls for lots of lonely hours, which allow me some time for quiet focus. Although...
    onlybychance onlybychance 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I'm very quiet near adults and teachers but as soon as you put me with close friends or family, I won't shut up.
    unicorns1229 unicorns1229 13-15, F Jun 21

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    It's always nice to get away from the city and all the noise, the crowds, the traffic and the chaos. I much prefer the peace and quiet, where I can gather my thoughts and hear...
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict 36-40, M Jun 21

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    When I was young I always want to live in fancy places-modern city. But I guess I'm getting much older now because now I find those fancy things, nice cars, fancy foods, clothes...
    Quaenie Quaenie 22-25, F Jun 19

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    I've been more vocal about my feelings lately... Opening up slightly. It's like a floodgate is about to open and I'm not ready for it. It feels strange to speak candidly after...
    May2407 May2407 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    Too chatty. On here. But private. This was my venting place. Then my nurse you place. Then my soap box. But never a confessional. Or a room to be interrogated. But...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 15

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    Okay anybody else parents said "she's not shy " or "speak!" If you have your not the only one. Everytime I don't know somebody I'm very quiet unless they talk to me first. But one...
    lifeisastruggle4ever lifeisastruggle4ever 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    My mum always told me "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say nothing at all" and that is why I'm quiet around a lot of people :)
    ThisIsLife13 ThisIsLife13 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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    At school, back when I was 14, I would get on with my work and I'd get really good grades. I'd chat and everything with my mates but when I had a really important task to do, well...
    Abbey0101 Abbey0101 22-25, F Jun 2

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    I've preferred my quiet personality. I'm more of an observer and thinker anyways, and I love that. But there are times I wish I was extroverted like other people. I'm not quiet...
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2

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