I May Be Quiet But That Doesnt Mean I Dont Want to Talk

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    I Just Need Someone to Trust...

      There are things I've done, people I've hurt by my inability to say what needs said. There are situations I've gotten myself into because I didn't know how to talk. I am ashamed of most of it & regret it all. So I may be quiet, I may be shy & seem remote. It really...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 12, 2009

    I'm quiet a lot, but

    if you get me into certain circles, I won't shut up. Reason being is that I don't always know you that well, but once I know we have similar interests I will ramble for ages. Or, maybe I do know you well, very well, but feel like I have nothing to say that would interest you.
    Coconutsin1698 Coconutsin1698
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 7, 2015

    Deep within my heart i want to talk

    but my mind choose to be alone. But that doesn't mean i can't speak my words. The only thing i am afraid of is getting hurt when i talk, be it me or the one with whom i talk. I just want to talk before i go into deeper silence.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 8, 2015

    Unbelievably True.

    The name of this group describes me perfectly.  In public, I'm super quiet.  Around the few who I can truly be myself?  I am one of the most talkative people you will ever meet.  But since I'm not around those few people on a regular basis anymore, I spend...
    shygirl14 shygirl14
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Sep 14, 2009

    I Can't Turn The Outgoing Side Of Me On Any More. I Think He's Dead.

    "Why are you so quiet?", I hate being asked that, as if asking me and speaking directly about it is going to make it anything but worse, If I'm by the right people, Shy would not be a word to describe me but when I'm not, telling someone my name is terrifying. I know how to be...
    racecarjimmy racecarjimmy
    22-25, M
    Aug 26, 2012

    I'm a very quiet person

    when it comes to face to face. I stay in my head to much, wondering what if this happens, what would they think if I said or answering a question just asked then rethinking it. Once I get to know a person I'm different and more open to just say what comes to mind.
    Wantsfortomorrow Wantsfortomorrow
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 4

    Just Because I Am Quiet Doesnt Mean I Dont Want to Talk to You

    I am usually quiet until someone messages me  because of how I was raised I know online  should be differnt but for me I cant just change that fast  so if you are on my friends list and I havent talked to you yet please dont think I am being stuck up I am just...
    whitelighter212009 whitelighter212009
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2009

    I'm just not good at small talk; I think I have

    that as one of my experiences O_o. Idk.
    AxonForce AxonForce
    13-15, M
    Sep 7, 2015

    As much as I seem to share,

    give advice, curse, and more on here, I am a very quiet person. I mostly like to listen to others. If it's a conversation, I'll hold up my end, but I truly don't wish to talk much (unless if it's a topic I'm interested in). I also do tend to ask random questions to people. It's...
    RationalCutie RationalCutie
    26-30, F
    Jun 18, 2014

    I saw the original lion king last night with my

    brother. it was Hus successful attempt at making me feel better. my day consists mainly of looking at my phone ignoring people explaining to people why I'm ignoring them apologizing for it and putting my cell phone away to study. goes without saying the escapist in me is having...
    Unmasked Unmasked
    26-30, F
    Mar 4

    I'm longing for a friendly talk,

    even though I'm not a fan of small talk, but that's what loneliness does to you I guess. It makes you behave in ways you don't normally act, and want things you normally wouldn't really think about...
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13
    13-15, F
    Mar 4

    everyone think I'm so quiet question is do you

    really want me to get to talking I don't know how to shut up sometimes I ******* love to talk if you going to talk back to me
    tonya2025 tonya2025
    22-25, F
    Sep 7, 2015

    I tend to be really quiet

    and not talk to people Sometimes its cause I don't know how to.
    stephydonk stephydonk
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 5

    Sometimes.

     but most of the time it does mean that i don't want to talk
    rainbowclouds rainbowclouds
    18-21, F
    Oct 26, 2009

    I want to talk to people i do

    but the only thing is. When I talk to people i'm nervous and stumble over my words and it makes me look stupid. So that's the reason i choose not to talk.The only way to get comfortable with talking to people is by talking to people right? Easier said than done but i'm trying to...
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 24, 2015

    People get surprised

    when they think I'm just a quiet guy with a hidden extended vocabulary and can hold a wide range of conversations. But get shat on when I bust out my socially awkward moan. It's a technique I picked up to avoid vain conversations.
    STFUnSMILE STFUnSMILE
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 27, 2015

    Well that maybe because of my shyness

    but most of the time I just don't tend to feel like I'm interested in whatever people around me are talking about I personally don't communicate much but that doesn't mean I don't want to socialize with anyone in fact I like it when someone comes up to me and try to have a...
    SilverStarsz SilverStarsz
    16-17
    Mar 5

    Friends?

    I have just a handful of friends. I struggle socially and have confidence issues. I find this site a good way of learning from others.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 9, 2013

    This is true but I am just scared of what will

    happen when I do eventually talk!!
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly
    13-15, F
    Oct 4, 2015

    Sometimes I don't talk to people

    because I just don't know what to say...
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight
    22-25
    Sep 7, 2015

    Mostly

    I mostly worry that if start talking that I might bore the person that I talk to that is why I am quiet, if I did not worry about the other person being bored or disinterested I think I would be a natural jabber jaw.
    nekajean nekajean
    22-25, F
    Sep 8, 2010

    I have the hardest time starting a conversation,

    there's this fear engrained in me that bad things will happen if I start the conversation. All I remember is that when I talk I get shunned, get called a brat, get told that I was more likable when I didn't talk. When I start a conversation they aren't interested in what I have...
    IAmWhoIAmWhoAmI IAmWhoIAmWhoAmI
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2015

    Me All Over.

    I hate it when some people just don't bother talking to me because I'm so shy. I really do want to talk to some people but I'm just too shy to... I plan out what to say in my head all the time but when it comes to actually saying it I freeze up. I wish people would just give me...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2009

    People would often assume

    that I'm a snob ... because I don't talk much and most of the times I do things on my own... But what others don't know is I'm a talkative person I just don't know how to keep a conversation going... I'm too shy to start a conversation and I'm socially awkward...
    crowdedthoughts93 crowdedthoughts93
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

    Talking To Myself Don't Work

    I can't always be having one-person conversations. I wish I could have a sign saying, "Let me join your conversation, I'd like to talk too." xD It'd just look so random to go up to a group of people and comment on whatever topic it is. I got a lot of stuff to say, I got a lot of...
    steph986 steph986
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2012

    Me in a nutshell. I shut myself out from

    everyone but I want to have some form of communication... It doesn't make sense, I know.
    XwonderlustX XwonderlustX
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 4

    Sometimes that simply means I don't believe you

    and I'm just going to sit there and watch your nose grow till you finally shut up. When that happens, I'll ask if you're ready for an honest conversation that doesn't include BS, or I'll stay here with my mouth shut just listening to your stories.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 4

    Quiet? Not Quite

    I'm always considered "Shy" or someone that doesn't want to talk.  But honestly, unless I want to ask someone something, I'm usually not one to start a conversation.Of course, if someone asks me something, I'll always do my best to answer or pitch in to a discussion.I wish...
    silentcause silentcause
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2010

    Especially if I'm alone with somebody.

    I likely have a million things to say but I'm too afraid I might stumble upon saying them.
    alexandr4 alexandr4
    18-21, F
    Nov 5, 2014

    think of me as a cat.

    sitting in the corner, observing and being patient. don't expect me to make the first move by default. and if I do, then it's because I find you're special.
    roobs42 roobs42
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 4
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