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I Stay Quiet Because

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    Sleep? What's that? I'm sitting here in the dark listening to people sleeping in other rooms. Yes! It is that quiet. Silence is sooo damn loud at times. The house is creeking like...
    UnaLOME UnaLOME 36-40, F Feb 6

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    Sometimes my quietness bothers other people. Then i really don't know what to say. I'm quiet because my abuser told me to be. I'm quiet because my parents would smack me if they...
    KateMorrow92 KateMorrow92 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    I'm a person whose been quiet because I believe that once I said something, I cannot take it back anymore.. So i had to be careful in what i will say.
    Janelle15 Janelle15 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am not sure that I Can say that I am "always" asked this, but I am asked often. I like to sit quietly, especially in large groups, and just listen to the conversations, it is...
    slick52willie slick52willie 61-65, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    This was maybe the fifth time in a row that i was getting sent home with a note from the school about my bad behavior. I was so terrified of showing these notes to my mother so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 29

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    everyday i either stay awake all night or go to sleep at least between 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.
    imagination34 imagination34 16-17, M 13 hrs ago

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    I guess I am back on here again... I want to share my story growing up in a city called Winnipeg. I was born and raised here throughout my whole life. From Kindergarten to Grade 6...
    JuicyLuck JuicyLuck 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Ever since I was young, one of the first things people mention in reference to me is how "quiet" I am. I don't make a lot of noise when I'm active and I don't throw my voice out...
    paleryder paleryder 51-55, M Feb 10

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    I sat in class with my head stuffed in a book as my eyes followed its words. I was finally granted time to myself. It was just my book and me; it seemed like nothing could disturb...
    woody1995 woody1995 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    It's an annoyance, really. Mainly it comes from my parents. Okay, I get I'm not the most outgoing person on the planet, but I can hold up my own end of a conversation and can...
    parabolas parabolas 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I like staying up all night its more peaceful at night when no one is around, i like going out at night when there isn't anything about as there isn't anyone around and everything...
    scottishlostsoul scottishlostsoul 18-21, M Jan 30

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    Quiet... I get quiet when I have a lot going on. I don't want to burden those around me...so I withdraw and try and figure things out. I sometimes drive out to a special place I...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 27

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    I am a quiet person but at times I can be crazy. Most people see just the crazy and not the quiet so when I am quiet they all ask 'why?'. its just who i am and if you don't know...
    HalfWayToNoWhere HalfWayToNoWhere 22-25, F Feb 5

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    I hate it when people ask me "are you allright ?" , simply because I am too quiet.
    ritzzzt ritzzzt 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    The answer is because: 1. My voice is so quiet anyway that people constantly have to ask me to speak up. So sometimes I just don't bother. 2. My psychotropic medications cause me...
    IngensImpetum IngensImpetum 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    I have been always the quiet one. My parents were strict and I was afraid to speak up. I don't like arguing and avoid conflicts. So I am sure people think I am so boring and just...
    marion13 marion13 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    It makes me really upset when people tell me I'm quiet. Even if they say they're kidding, they probably mean it. Especially when I try to be less quiet and they still tell me I'm...
    emmaem02 emmaem02 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    With another person I can have a pleasant conversation, in a small group I can say some witty or interesting thing among small talk, and in a big group just able to say things that...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    If I got nothing to say then I am going to be quiet - simple as that. I'd rather be seen as too quiet rather than too loud!
    BuzzingBeauty BuzzingBeauty 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 5

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    Most people know me to be shy and unusually quiet. And in some cases, they aren't wrong. I usually am quiet and shy. But once I begin to get comfortable with someone, (not just...
    DarkDesires019 DarkDesires019 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    My words are contrived from what you Hear. I tell lies just to play with your mind I'm as fake as a politician's promise The mask of bliss you see everyday is what I choose to...
    DexterPyro DexterPyro 13-15, M Feb 9

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    But... Night isn't quiet? I don't understand this group, I just joined to comment. Night is practically never quiet. There are so many frogs, and insects, and small fluffy critters...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    It's because my mind is so loud!!!! It's because no one gets me. It's because I don't trust anyone. It's because I observe and analyze everything and everyone, and I feel like a...
    beachlover81 beachlover81 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    Well kinda true. I am a quiet person, that is until you get to know me then I'm a pain in the *** XD People have asked me why I'm so quiet Well you can't plan murder out loud...
    thelastfallenangel thelastfallenangel 13-15, F Feb 17

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    I used to extremely quiet and shy but an incident happened and I got put in antidepressants for a little while. It brought out my personality a lot. So towards the end of high...
    churchdadatnight churchdadatnight 18-21, F a week ago

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    We got married back in 2006, after dating since 2003. In 2007 my job pace really picked up, and I was not able to be around for much other than going to bed, and asking her to...
    ArmyStock ArmyStock 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    You look at me. I see you. I see everything you have done to me in your eyes. You notice my casual presence but feel nothing, not even guilt. You continue to push me around and...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Plugged in listening to your favourite tunes, just wondering where you are in life now, what you've been through and what lies ahead. Letting the tears fall, and wishing that the...
    thequietexplosion thequietexplosion 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i sometimes need a quiet place.... like right now!!! :) or a good pair of ear buds.
    ocifersanchez ocifersanchez 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I can get very quiet at times when my depression kicks in and my moods start going really up and down. Sometimes things are just easier that way during rough times.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I'm new on here too and I'm 13 but I think it's kinda cool so far. But i gess I'm very quiet and yea there's a lot to know about me. 👌👋
    Gabbyhere Gabbyhere 13-15, F Feb 1

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    I keep quiet, I don't say much I watch and learn.
    sel27 sel27 16-17, M Feb 2

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    reason I'm quiet is I'm too busy reading people's motives...simple...even my close friends know close to nothing about me...people do see it as being stuck up...but honestly...if...
    EternalViolet EternalViolet 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    if its not important I don't say it. most of my thoughts aren't important so I come off as shy or quiet.
    sakari101 sakari101 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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    I am very quiet and shy until I trust. Trust is key too me. Once gained I can be very sociable.
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    dont know whyyyy but some times some moments make my soul quiet & i dont know how to out of this :-(
    pprrrkkk pprrrkkk 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    i enjoy peace and quiet time for just me to curl up and enjoy a good book. :)
    youroneandonly34 youroneandonly34 31-35, F Feb 12

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    quiet people have the loudest minds
    sel27 sel27 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    Ever since I was little I've always heard the same things, you need to talk more, you're too quiet. But I don't think I'm less active socially than anyone else, the difference is...
    Planetena Planetena 16-17, M Feb 19

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    How to overcome fear of being judged, made fun of. I am the most quiet girl in my class. Teachers and all the students talk about me and make fun of me.
    Princessalia Princessalia 16-17, F 9 Responses Feb 19

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    Often if I let myself go and be less quiet I start thinking later at home about what I said and cringe
    duckfez duckfez 56-60, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's easier to meditate in quiet n serene places ^^
    Nightdude55 Nightdude55 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Outdoors, alone, and quiet places ease my mind, after a bad or good day, they clear all pain and suffering.
    2b5h 2b5h 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hey! I find solace in quiet places. I love sitting under the moonlight watching the stars and getting lost in it, I like Reading books, Simple things and kind people make me happy...
    Modernpsyche Modernpsyche 22-25, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I usually stay up late at night, and then regret it in the morning. Because I can't sleep at night, but then I'm tired in the morning. I know it's not good but I can't help it. I...
    thelastfallenangel thelastfallenangel 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 1

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