I Don't Always Like Talking

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 420 People

    I get into moods where I just like peace

    and quiet. I don't think that's a bad thing.
    Kierstyne Kierstyne
    26-30, F
    Sep 1, 2014

    And I Worry That It Bothers My Wife.

    A lot of times, I just don't want to talk. I'm thinking about something, stuff, the next day, the job search, whatever. I just have become someone that doesn't talk much. It has nothing to do with her. It's a change inside me and me trying to figure out what is going on. I feel...
    fascad3 fascad3
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 2, 2009

    Less Than 10 Sentences Every Day

    When I am alone, I can stay silent for a whole day, maybe even days. When I am with my family, perhaps I can utter 10 sentences depending on my mood. Occasionally, when I am in an elevated mood, I can talk a lot more and be chatty - just another side of me that is sociable but...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2012

    If I were you I wouldn't flirt with me.

    I'm a green alien with three legs, one eye and my hair turns to fire when mad. So yeah, now you know haha
    Amusec Amusec
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2014

    I like staring at things more

    than opening my mouth and looking directly at a person.
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2014


    Sometimes, I don't like to talk, but to listen. I do feel nervous in talking, worried about tripping over my words or sounding weird. So, if I can just stay quiet and listen for a while, I'm in heaven! :-D But there are times when I want to speak! And on EP, my stories are...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Feb 20, 2009

    Silence That Speaks Out

    sometimes the silence you have between a person speaks louder than words. i believe in actions and body language .. because at times we cant say whats in our minds . so we create a silence of thoughts instead of words . you could be next to the one you love and not speak a...
    AnaRosa AnaRosa
    18-21, F
    Nov 11, 2008

    I dont respond because It was nuff said.

    I dont like people messaging me here in EP either tbh; Im here not to make friends but to share my experiences and similar feelings. I like doing my own thing. Good internet source from people. Yes, I can be negative.
    lily36912 lily36912
    18-21, F
    Jul 11, 2015

    I don't like to talk

    because im uncomfortable having people look at me. I get kind of scared. I dont like trying to find the right thing to say because i feel awkward doing so. Sometimes words get caught in my throat or i stutter because im nervous
    fennekin45 fennekin45
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2015

    Nothing to Say

    Sometimes, I just don't like to speak. I don't believe I'm much for small talk, and I'd rather listen to another person than the sound of my own voice, besides I'm not that interesting. I don't understand people who feel the need for mindless chatter. I'm perfectly comfortable...
    ArabellaBlythe ArabellaBlythe
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 24, 2009

    Smile Though Your Heart Is Aching

         Yesterday was a bad day. I had to re-live something I had let go of a long time ago. I don't always need to talk about things. I don't always smile. I don't always want to be happy. The way I deal is different than you. If I can let it...
    livelaughlove25 livelaughlove25
    26-30, F
    13 Responses Feb 21, 2009

    It's Just The Way I Am Though

    and it does bug people. They don't understand it. I find often it takes people by surprise, but really it is so much nicer to listen, and really listen, hear what people are saying. I find I'm best able to understand what someone really means this way, and it definitely helps...
    TwistedTonic TwistedTonic
    26-30, F
    Sep 16, 2010

    But It Doesnt Mean I Dont Care, Or Im Not Listening

    Sometimes there's no need to feel the void. Sometimes it's best to just hold your hand or hug you. Sometimes it's just best for you to take time to think about what you have just said. Sometimes it's best for me to think about what has just been said. Sometimes, maybe, what I...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 6, 2008

    Not Always Necessary

    It's just.....not always needed you know?  i feel like sometimes, the beginning of the sentence, or a word, does the trick and ppl understand if you look 'em in the eye and gesture [friendly gestures mind you].  Silence can say a lot, i think. some ppl CANNOT STAND ...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 14, 2008

    I Don't.

    Like right now. I just feel glum and cranky and unsociable. Everything is stupid. Maybe I'll feel better tomorrow. Come back then.  
    PewterFantasy PewterFantasy
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2009

    It's Quiet Time.

    Whenever I spend like a whole entire day with my friends and having a good time, I always have to have a bit of alone quiet time. Sometimes I'll just leave the group to go do something alone for a bit. I just get tired of people. I gotta have my break, go kill some dudes in...
    soadforlife soadforlife
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 2, 2009

    I Write Better Than I Talk

    I am not one for talking all that much or getting into conversations unless I really know a person. I am not one for being able to talk about my problems or what is bothering me face to face. I am unable to talk to counselors and the like. I am a better writer than a talker. I...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 27, 2012

    Just a Peaceful Mind

    I think it's perfectly fine to stay mute...quiet.I talk all day but wouldn't , if not for my job.I prefer to listen. Chatterbox people make me want to put tape on their mouth.   Bla bla bla..Do we really listen to constant chit chat?   
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    Jun 25, 2009

    "you're Too Quiet!"

    I'm too quiet because I really don't have much to talk about that others would be interested in. I think about work a lot, and programming a computer. I do think about household stuff during the day, too... but everybody knows my thoughts on this stuff already. lol Well...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71
    41-45, M
    Oct 9, 2012

    It bugs me when people assume that

    because I'm not being talkative, I'm in a bad mood. That's usually not the case. Sometimes I'm just a little sleepy or I have other things on mind, or I'm just in a thoughtful contemplative mood. Other days I'm as chatty as can be. I think most people are like this.
    lauren71 lauren71
    46-50, F
    Feb 25, 2014

    I don't like it because I have to think about

    everything I'm going to say and that really isn't fun...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns
    Mar 4, 2014

    I really don't like talking at all.

    If my teacher has us do a Socratic Seminar on a topic such as the benefits of an aristocracy, I will NOT contribute to the discussion.
    AsianGirlSwimmer AsianGirlSwimmer
    16-17, F
    May 27, 2015

    Sometimes when people talk to me I simply zone

    out mostly because what they say does not interest me at all. When people ask me questions I simply stare because sometimes I feel like they're not worth my response.When I was a kid my mother had to teach me sign language because I was too stubborn to answer a yes or no...
    NoGlassesNoLife NoGlassesNoLife
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015
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