This is probably one of my biggest pet peeves as an introvert. But still, anytime someone points it out, I feel anxious.
They immediately seek to fill it with their own voice. The REAL reason we’re quiet .” – Hans F Hansen I also wish that I could tell them the REAL reason why I am so quiet at that particular moment.Database/SQL Multimedia Internet/Networking Operating System Programming Security/Hacking Science/Engineering Web/HTML/CSS/Ajax Unix/Linux Windows Mac OS X Office Perl/PHP/Python C/C++ .This post is based on an email I sent to my subscribers yesterday.I received such a great response, I thought I’d see if any other quiet introverts out there feel the same way.Most introverts hear the phrase, “you’re so quiet” countless times. As a matter of fact, just this past week, someone said to me “You know, you’re a really quiet girl.” Yes, I know.If they’re really desperate, they will try to badger some words out of us, saying things like, “you’re being awfully quiet. Sure, sometimes it’s because I’m tired, or I feel like daydreaming, but other times THEY are the reason for my sealed lips.
It’s no coincidence that the people who make this statement most are the same people who rarely listen or ask thoughtful questions.
They are also often the people with a very loud and overpowering energy.
None of the introverts I know will battle their way into a conversation. If someone doesn’t seem interested in listening to me early on in the interaction, I won’t bother trying again. I’m launching a brand new FREE ebook tomorrow: 100 Introvert Questions: Answers to everything you want to know in 20 words or less.
Instead, I’ll buy a one-way ticket to wonderland (a.k.a my own imagination), and let them continue their solo conversation without interruption. Subscribe to my mailing list (see below) to get your copy hot off the press!
Do you react similarly to people with loud mouths and even louder personalities?
Originally an assassin for XOF, Quiet later defected to Diamond Dogs after being defeated by Venom Snake.