I Hate Being Called Quiet

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 67 People

    I Own It Now

    most of my life i was really upset when someone said that i am quiet or shy. all through school, i was terrified of other people and also got tormented by others pretty badly. i even quit school because i couldnt handle it. i got my GED and went to college eventually, but...
    kittten kittten
    46-50, F
    Jan 18, 2008

    Really Annoying

    I also know what that's like to hear "oh he's so quiet, shy and reserved it just irritates me a lot when I hear that come out of anyone's mouth It's like what the hell do they want from me! but on the other hand I have noticed a change in my own behavior because I know when I...
    Chris14 Chris14
    22-25
    Mar 22, 2011

    I Hate It

    it makes me feel like ****, usually people only refer to people as quiet in a derogatory way, it annoys me, i wish to be seen as being on the same level as other people not as someone that doesnt have a word to speak for themselves, whether im quiet or not quiet varies with my...
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 28, 2008

    This bothers me, because i am quiet around

    people i don't know. I'm not a go getter when it comes to making friends but when i'm with my friends i'm the most outgoing person you'd ever meet! So when people label me as quiet, i say "you don't even know me."
    BrokenRecord101 BrokenRecord101
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2014

    We Can't Get a Word In With All That Yapping

    If I had a dollar for every time I heard the super funny (sarcasm there) joke....
    jasonk jasonk
    36-40, M
    Jul 26, 2008

    I Really Hate Being Called Quiet

    All my life I have been called quiet. Once someone says that to me, I instantly get upset, angry, and shut down. I'll dwell on it all day and sometimes a few days after that. I think about how I wish I could have come up with something to say back to them or tell them how much...
    megan545 megan545
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2010

    Anything But

    I am quiet in certain circumstances. Around people I'm not comfortable with. Around people who talk enough for the both of us. If I'm really tired and don't want to be bothered. But if you know me, you know the last thing I am is quiet.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 17, 2011

    I remember reading a post on here "

    who remembers the quiet ones" she said like its a criminal offense to not be in your face trying to get attention 24/7 and I thought maybe there are people who will remember me. I don't like being called it but for the most part I am quiet. What's wrong with a bit of grace?
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    May 6, 2015

    Hate to Be Called Quiet

    I have been called quiet my whole life, and I am so glad there are people who feel the same way about it that I do.  I feel like no matter how much I talk, I still get labelled by that stupid word.  I have become sensitive about it, because it makes me feel dull, like I...
    Lady27 Lady27
    31-35
    1 Response Jun 15, 2008
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