People Always Tell Me That I'm So Quiet?

They always tell me this. To the point that it starts to get a bit annoying. Almost everyone I meet, tells me this at one point or another. And if they don't, then they're probably thinking it. I took personality tests and they always say that I'm around 5-10% extraverted. Do you think my quietness scares people off or something? That maybe they want me to be more talkative? Or do they admire it and are they just saying it as a compliment? Or possibly do they think it's strange?

I rarely say anything in work or school or whatever. It's like I'm not even there. And so people tell me sometimes that I'm so mysterious and enigmatic, and they don't understand me. Why? Just because I'm so quiet?

Well, I don't really ever have anything to say to anybody, so I just remain quiet. Perhaps I'm a bit dull?

Do you think that my quietness scares/annoys/intrigues/puzzles people or what? Should I try to be more talkative and outgoing? How should I respond when someone tells me "you're so quiet!"? What do you think of quiet people like myself?
kialiaciao kialiaciao
22-25, F
3 Responses May 4, 2012

haha, Ik how u feel! ppl hv been commenting on me abt my quietness, twice my freshman and sophomore yr, and once my junior yr. It feels as if almost everyone in my school has a problem with it. It's VERY annoying now! Now I feel like i'm pressured to always fill in the silence every once in a while. And some ppl just don't understand that I like to watch my surroundings and who I choose as a "friend." I'd rather hv just a few friends than a thousand fake ones. I feel pressured to b something i'm not. ugh. tell me abt it.

Supposedly, a former US President named Abraham Lincoln said, "Better to stay silent and have people think you a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

Um, don't you ever wanted to be nice to someone or anyone? By just saying a simple nice compliment ? Try that for a start.

Thank you for the advice I will try to do that. :)

You are wonderful.