I Don't Always Feel the Need to Talk

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 437 People


    my name is Dona I'm only 21 and I have a problem with talking the older I get the less I feel like talking I've lost all contact with close old friends I feel as if maybe not talking anymore would be for the best I don't feel the need for a boyfriend. people notice this and don't...
    donaferal donaferal
    22-25, F
    May 6, 2013

    Since Sometimes,

    the best thing you can say is nothing at all.
    deletedd deletedd
    18-21, F
    Apr 27, 2009

    I Appreciate Silence ...

    I like to be quiet.  Constant chatter especially of the inane variety is very annoying.  I can gossip and giggle with the best of them though.  If I'm fired up about a subject I can prattle on for ages.  If I'm nervous, excited or upset I can whitter and...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2009
    deleted deleted
    Apr 18, 2015

    Those Comfortable Silences =)

    my old roommate used to get so paranoid that my boyfriend and I were talking about him / plotting against him, just because we weren't chatter-boxes 24/7. For example, we'd be cooking and he would walk into the room and it would really bug him if we weren't talking to each other...
    sweetsie sweetsie
    26-30, F
    Nov 17, 2011


    When im really upset, the last the I want to do is discuss my feelings. I want to cry it out and ponder awhile. Get mad and go running, hit stuff. I dont want to use words until I'm chilled out again. I hate when people ask me if im okay over and over and over again. Also in the...
    abstractjunkie abstractjunkie
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2011

    I'm Not Bored, I Swear!

    Often, when i'm with friends, i take a backseat in the conversation until i have something interesting to say. If the subject is about something i don't know about, i just listen, which often leads to 'Let's change the subject, we're boring her...' No, i am not bored, i really...
    pickleperfect pickleperfect
    18-21, F
    Apr 8, 2010


    I like to be quiet.  To not have to talk.  I am expected to not only talk, but talk loud enough to hear (of course, lol) at work.  By the time I get home, I am tired of talking, and just want to be lazy and quiet.
    skinnybitch skinnybitch
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 19, 2009

    A Moment of Peace

    I know people just try to help me. I really appreciate it, but sometimes I feel no need to talk about my problems, like when I feel extremely overwhelmed and exhausted, I shut down my mind and hide myself away as much as possible. At such moments, I just want...
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow
    18-21, F
    Sep 2, 2009

    contrary to popular belief i actually have a

    life away from ep and I'm not gonna drop everything for ep. so go ahead and block me for not answering fast enough. and no, i don't owe anyone on here anything except my best friend. my life will always come before answering messages on ep. so get over yourselves, i will...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 18, 2015

    A conversation should animate you,

    or endear you. It needs to reflect a duality of interest. It's difficult to start sometimes and to be part of. Most of all, it has to be timely. I love to talk, I can rattle on for hours, however some words and substitutes used in English really confuse me. Like the saying...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2015

    Silence Is Golden.. Shut Up And Get Rich!

    I wish it worked that way!  Sometimes I would love nothing more than to spend a couple hours in Silence, without feeling like I have to entertain anyone, or listen to ramblings about crap I don't care about (as you might guess I'm listening to some right now lol) ...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Dec 31, 2009

    Listening ...

    I love to observe people.  Often when I am out in a crowd I like to just watch and listen to what's going on around me.  I am not competitive in a crowd and will let the noisy ones get on with it.  I do love to talk, but there are definitely times when I feel like...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Dec 19, 2009


    sometimes i really love to just sit in the quiet, especially with someone i love. its nice to just spend time in each others presence. you don't have to say anything, we don't have to be talking, but just knowing you are there is an amazing feeling one of my favorite movies can...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 1, 2009

    Not All The Time

    If I have a problem i usually get everyone wanting to know hat it is and stuff. I may talk to one person about it, but having tons of people trying to find out can be pretty draining..
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    Feb 6, 2010

    Not a Huge Talker, Anyway

    I'm more quiet than I am talkative.  I don't like small talk, and I usually wait for people to approach me instead of me approaching them.  Sometimes I like just sitting there taking in the environment when everyone else is being sociable.  But outside of...
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    Feb 2, 2009

    I Agree!

    I get tired of people telling me they think I am quiet or shy or stand-offish, etc. like it's a bad thing or something that I need to change. I don't always want to talk. And I don't always want to talk just for the sake of talking. In fact, to the people who act like it's...
    ItsJustMe888 ItsJustMe888
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2012

    I've always preferred listening.

    I do well with friends who love to talk because it allows me to simply listen and say very little. I do a great deal of talking to my son, usually just silly stuff to try and keep his mood as happy as possible, he is the exception. Otherwise, I am quiet and find myself...
    thescarletibis thescarletibis
    51-55, F
    Sep 11, 2014


      Unless you're a chatterbox who loves the sound of your own voice, you will understand that Silence is truly GOLD. when we are quiet, our mind becomes quiet and creates a pathway that seeks inner peace and tranquility from within.
    Celebr8ionmoi Celebr8ionmoi
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Dec 19, 2009
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    Apr 17, 2015

    I Don't Always Feel The Need To Talk

    sometimes I'm amongst a group listening but I feel no need to talk.   sometimes I just sit at a table near a group.  Sometimes the group invites me to join but I choose not to.  Sometimes there is no need to talk.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    Dec 26, 2011
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