I Sometimes Don't Feel Like Talking

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    Being quiet for a short

    while gives me the chance to recollect my thoughts and feelings. It enables me reassess if what I am about to say is what I really mean to say. I am aware that a sudden burst of negative emotion can make us say things that we may be sorry for, afterwards. This is why a quick...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 25, 2015

    I am not customer service,

    nor am I obligated to respond back to you fast as possible. I am human just like everyone else, I sometimes come to this site with no intention of talking to anyone just to read and be on Q&A. Does it mean I am ignoring you? No, likely responding you in some other time if you...
    DarknessDepth DarknessDepth
    22-25, F
    Feb 2

    I am a very outgoing person,

    but there are times when the last thing I want to do is talk.
    trinitygreen trinitygreen
    13-15, F
    Jan 4, 2015

    I Can'T Talk Right

    I find myself saying a "hi!" Or "hello" and a how are you, I'm fine. And then the conversation trails off to questions and I'm the only one asking and I seem very inhuman in my speech. In thinking about it now, that might be the reason I only have one friend. People just seem...
    koi901 koi901
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2013


    . Don't talk to me :(
    iamnotperfect iamnotperfect
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2015

    Awkward silences? Some people feel the need to

    rush in by filling the space and air with mindless chatter or noise for fear of silence. Peace and quiet is good. Do not be afraid of it.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 7, 2015

    The inner self battle.

    . Ain't it the worse when no one could know your struggles
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Oct 20, 2015

    This is my I don't feel like talking face.

    I try to become unapproachable but seems like people talk to me more then I'm unintentionally ruder to the person than I intended to be and it becomes a mess :-/
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 6, 2014

    unfortunately this doesn't happen enough.

    . I usually talk/type too much O.o hmm you may have already noticed... *sigh* I miss my cats :(
    PastelLime PastelLime
    Oct 23, 2015

    Sometimes i dont want to talk

    when im with my friends and then they start annoying me by asking questions
    nobodynumbah8 nobodynumbah8
    16-17, F
    Feb 3

    A Conversational Illiterate

    I can claim that title. I have no idea how to have a conversation with anyone. I'm not looking for a lot of advice on how to acquire social skills. Conversation doesn't interest me that much, and it's not something I enjoy. Yes, I can and do manage to struggle through...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme
    1 Response Apr 7, 2013

    Yeah. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood to

    talk. It sucks when certain websites don't have the option of putting an "away" sign up, or a "busy" or "invisible" sign. This website gives you that option only if you're paying for it. But other websites, skype, and even games like League of Legends has it. But it doesn't...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2015

    Introversion Doesn't Equal Fear

    Sometimes people talk because they're too uncomfortable with silence. Just be clear of your intentions. Don't suppress what doesn't need to be suppressed, and don't speak just because we live in a society that puts so much emphasis on "Living out loud."
    deleted deleted
    Apr 29, 2012

    Especially when I don't like the person I'm

    talking to, not because of the physical appearance but more of their attitude. I hate rude people.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 13, 2015

    Yet there's always someone

    who insists on sharing their monologue!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 26, 2015


    If i'm feeling down or tired etc...I will just let the phone ring, ignore the doorbell...Sometimes i just don't feel like talking. My husband can't seem to get his head round this! Every now and then the phone will ring and I will say "If its for me can you tell them...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Aug 17, 2008

    It's Not Because I Don't Like You

    At  my core I am a very quiet reserved person. Sometimes I just enjoy the sound of silence. Give me a topic and I usually have an opinion but there are days when I feel reflective and quiet. It's who I am.
    bassplayer bassplayer
    46-50, M
    3 Responses May 8, 2010
    anasteel2 anasteel2
    41-45, F
    Aug 6, 2014

    Can U Shut Up. That's A Request, Not A Question.

    I hate when I'm in public and people I'm with want to talk to me sometimes, especially when they see I'm quiet. I hate when people talk to me when I'm busy. I hate when people talk to me and I don't feel like talking period. Why can't people take hints/clues/cues???!!!
    TrustNobody TrustNobody
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jan 15, 2010


    I would be so much better off if I could just keep my mouth shut. I haven't been able to yet, but I'm working on it.
    missmisunderstood missmisunderstood
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2009

    I just realized that I talk 10 times less

    than I used to. And even that wasn't much.
    tearfilledocean tearfilledocean
    16-17, F
    Jun 8, 2015

    to anyone. There were times

    when I reached out to people when I was sad and confused to only end up feeling stupid that I even turned to them & then there's those who you just can't talk to. I'm learning more & more how to keep to myself and be by myself. It usually feels better accompanied by a spliff lol...
    SeniaV SeniaV
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2014

    Oh I'm back, I mean..

    Back on EP. Woo I think
    violentsneezes violentsneezes
    16-17, F
    Feb 19

    I don't really connect with the people I

    considered "friends" anymore in my "hometown" which isn't "home" to me anymore.
    impulsana impulsana
    Aug 6, 2014

    Cause it gets tiring at times.

    And it's not that I don't want to say much, I just choose not to. Blah blah blah.
    helplease13 helplease13
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 25

    As in, no. I don't want to talk on EP,

    or life period sometimes. Let me have me time!
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 5, 2014

    Someone can talk to me

    and I will just stare at them, feeling unable to talk, and unwilling, which leads to me be annoyed if they insist on talking to me. I don't even really realise that I'm just staring at them, it's kind of weird.
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13
    13-15, F
    Jan 15


    and it really annoys me when all i want to do is be by myself, for no particular reason, but everyone assumes something is wrong sometimes i just like being by myself and not talking
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 30, 2008

    I haven't really talked with more

    than 5 people in these past few weeks. Nothings wrong, and yet so much is.
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman
    18-21, M
    Feb 12, 2015

    I Will Never Ignore Anyone Completely But

    just some days i might come online to check something quickly or even answer a few questions and stuff and not always feel like talking to people. it's not personal, it might happen even if i usually enjoy talking to you. sometimes i just want alone time. i think nowadays i kinda...
    Lelli33 Lelli33
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2013
    chris7379 chris7379
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 9

    Just Let Me Be...

    Sometimes when I get deeply depressed or disappointed I just don't feel like talking to anyone. I won't text my friends and I will avoid any contact with them. I know it's bad but I can't help it. Fortunately, my friends understand this and they would give me all the time I...
    amethyst91 amethyst91
    18-21, F
    Sep 9, 2011


    Silence is wonderful. those brief moments in life, where nothing needs to be said. sometimes I just don't feel like talking. it's not that I'm not enjoying someones company, just sometimes, I like the silence.  
    deleted deleted
    Nov 19, 2009

    and people think I'm angry

    or upset. I just don't have things to say, or that I can say...
    Sil833 Sil833
    18-21, F
    Jan 6

    I have alot to say to people

    but I always feel like im not gonna be able to bring It all out and also because I feel like I dont always fit in with society
    aaronpayne aaronpayne
    22-25, M
    Oct 20, 2015

    I Don't Really Want To Talk Sometimes...

    This has been happening a lot lately.   I just don't feel like talking.  I get into these moods sometimes.  I feel that I have nothing to really contribute to a conversation, so I just shut down and I won't talk to anyone.
    RagingSkillet RagingSkillet
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2011

    So I don't. I hardly ever talk.

    I don't talk at school and I don't talk around anybody. I reply to my mum occasionally and talk to my pets but that's it.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    Jul 7, 2015

    Today I Need To.

    I worked in the baby unit today, unusual for me but we were short on staff and they needed someone qualified and experienced in there (Yay for me) Amongst others i was looking after a beautiful nine month old baby, he smiled all day, never cried, loves cuddles. Sadly this...
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    3 Responses Aug 20, 2008

    It's a weird thing that I have.

    .. I used to be very social, and still am to a certain extent. I associate with people at school and such, but these days I never feel like talking to people on the phone, or even messaging. The only person I really talk to anymore is my girlfriend, but she is the only one that I...
    naeramarth1 naeramarth1
    16-17, M
    Apr 26, 2015

    Sometimes I don't feel like talking,

    cause I find that their is not much to say, atleast about what many find of interest now a days. I simply have no interest in what Kim K. and family are doing, nor about who slept with who. These things do not interest me nor challenge my mind and spirit to want to experience...
    chaoticsilence chaoticsilence
    41-45, F
    Dec 15, 2013

    ...and....oh This Is Fun lol

     "I sometimes Don't Feel Like Talking" : and other times I can't shut the f.u.c..k up *laughs*
    BelleRaven BelleRaven
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2009

    I want to make close connections with people

    but at the same time I don't feel motivated enough to hold a proper conversation.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight
    Oct 5, 2015

    It's true!!! Sometimes I just want to be mindful

    and listen to what is going on around me.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 23, 2015

    Which is one reason I like my job.

    I can work in peace.... most of the time.
    deleted deleted
    Sep 5, 2015
    5thcolumnuk 5thcolumnuk
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 11, 2015

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