I Won't Bite You.

Because I’m quiet and shy, and am not very outgoing, people tend to be afraid of me.  They cite news stories of “quite” people committing horrendous crimes.  I can’t help that part of my personality; that’s just how I was made. 

Although, I may be quiet and not outgoing, I believe there’s more to me that people think.  I am a very intelligent person, I have a fantastic sense of humor and I can do just about anything.  Why, I’ve even written books. 

Sadly, most people don’t want to get to know a quiet person.  They can’t see past the outer shell and simply write them off.  “He has no friends!  Red flag!  Red flag!!  Stay away!  Stay away!!!” 

There’s more to me than people think – I just wish they’d see past my weakness and try to get to know the real me.

Shuhak Shuhak
51-55, M
4 Responses Feb 19, 2010

The people that think this way about quiet people (you) don't have good intuition. They might not think you lack a conscience ; however they might think you don't want to talk to them. It would be easier if people knew about the Aspergers and understood how it manifests in social situations. I hope you benefit from using this it site.

I mean, they don't have very good intuition if they think your shyness is a red flag.

You are not a red flag. Your sense of humor is great. How could anybody not want to talk with such a good sense of humor. Just because somebody is shy doesn't mean the person has low morales or a bad conscience. It doesn't mean anything because as what you said, I think people have some type of stigma about shy people.

Yes, I can come across as being aloof, although it is never my intention.

You just need someone who can appreciate your "aloof-ness" . They're out there...

The good thing is that you know all this about yourself, you know all your good qualities. Sadly being shy can be seen as rudeness sometimes.