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I Am a Quiet Person

What really irks me is that people automatically want to label me as “the quiet one” and “the one who never talks”. But they don’t bother to get to know me and as a result the quietness is all they see. Even in middle school I won “quietest girl” and what I really wanted was “best dressed” because I was really into fashion, but again the other interesting things about me weren’t noticed. People constantly ask “why are you so quiet?” which is rude. That’s like asking me why my eyes are brown.
robbie2499 · 61-69, F
You're right, it a rude question. When I was young, your age, way, way back, I used to be quiet and shy too. Somewhere along the way I decided I just didn't give a sh-t what people thought of what I said. I've never been quiet again! I missed a lot of great conversations keeping to myself. But that's me.
Imagnaryfriend · 22-25, F
I too worry unnecessarily about what others think. But have to remember, what others think is none of my business! @robbie2499
elafina · 36-40, F
You can experiment with being loud. I don' t say to stop being yourself, but to step out of your known zone (notice i didn't say 'comfort' but 'known') You are not just the quiet girl, you may discover you're not even the quiet girl.
Sometimes being quiet can make people feel either being too observed/judged or unnoticed and maybe that's a reason they try to label you, just to take a turn from these awkward feelings..:)
Try to sing also or whistle, drum or clap, breath deeply, you don't have to talk to make sound.
Imagnaryfriend · 22-25, F
I am starting to step out of my known zone by dancing during work and using sense of humor. Still people think I’m just the quiet one. I know one girl told someone she was scared of me because I never said anything to her. @elafina
elafina · 36-40, F
@Imagnaryfriend such dominant traits in our characters take some time to change, for others to observe the change takes even longer sometimes because they don't really see, they mostly remember. Keep it up <3
Imagnaryfriend · 22-25, F
Thank you ❤️ @elafina
ozgirl512 · 26-30, F
Kids are cruel, especially when young... Stay as you are, you learn more by listening then by talking ;)
Imagnaryfriend · 22-25, F
I should say that next time someone asks me why I don’t talk. @ozgirl512
ozgirl512 · 26-30, F
@Imagnaryfriend it just happens to be true ;)
goagainsttheflow · 26-30, F
How about the ones that think you're snobby just because you don't talk a lot? I got a lot of that growing up!
Imagnaryfriend · 22-25, F
I didn’t hear that much but sometimes people don’t understand why my friend isn’t friends with me. However, if they knew me better, they’d hear me talk a lot more! @goagainsttheflow
StevetheSleeve · 31-35, M
Brown eyes? Hmm, makes one wonder.
Imagnaryfriend · 22-25, F
About what? @StevetheSleeve
StevetheSleeve · 31-35, M
@Imagnaryfriend How a shy person like you would react if someone said your brown eyes are beautiful.
Imagnaryfriend · 22-25, F
I’m not exactly shy anymore, just don’t feel the need to talk all the time, and sometimes I don’t bother saying anything because people will go “oh my gosh she spoke” @StevetheSleeve
Just be yourself dont worry what anyone thinks
Imagnaryfriend · 22-25, F
Am working on it 😀 @ExperienceDLT
@Imagnaryfriend that is good
Coppercoil · M
You're eyes are brown? How brown?
Imagnaryfriend · 22-25, F
Chocolate @Coppercoil
bearinthehalfwayhouse · 26-30, M
x for respects

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