People who shout all the time, why?

March 5, 2007 3:09pm CST
What is it with certain people, that they just feel the need to talk louder than anyone else. My partner is like this, but getting better, but his whole family is like it, loud, loud, loud. How do you quieten people down without trying to shout above them to be heard? Why do you think they shout as well, its not just his family, some of my friends familes are like it, I'm surrounded by shouters.
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• United States
5 Mar 07
Often it links to their hearing. People who have a hard time hearing or have problems with their hearing canal will talk louder because they cannot hear themselves until their voice reaches a certain decibel. I have this very problem and often times people think I am yelling. I am not yelling and I am very aware of my problem, but there is no real fix that I have found. My ears get clogged often and even though I take medication for the blockage, it doesnt help.
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5 Mar 07
I could understand if they had a hearing difficulty, but they are all fine in that respect, they are just loud, but good point though.
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@ragmama (536)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Oh my goodness, that does sound frustrating. Thankfully, I haven't had to be surrounded by too many "shouters". I'm not sure I'd cope with it as well as you are! I think many people with exceptionally outgoing personalities may tend to talk in a loud voice to be sure s/he is heard and paid attention to. At least, that's the only reason I can surmise that someone would shout more often than not... Personally, I wouldn't even try to shout over them to be heard. I'd probably speak in a voice somewhat softer than normal - maybe then they'd take it down a notch so they could hear. :)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I hate shouters...I hate being yelled at.I don't know how to quiet them either.But I feel it shows lack of intelligence if a person has to yell to be heard...they usually don't have that much good to convey when they shout.It's irritating.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
23 May 07
LOL--surrounded by shouters..mmm...put cotton in your ears..Some people do come from families that are loud talkers to begin with..haven't a clue why...but many times people who talk or shout loud are hard of hearing---and why they seem to think just because they can't hear well, that you can't either...I have a neighbor like that...my bathroom window is adjacent to her living room window---and she's always talking on the phone..but honestly is she thinks she's having a private conversation she would be surprised..cause she isn't--I could be sitting on the "royal throne" and I hear every single word she's saying...it's almost as if she were in the same room with me!
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
27 Apr 07
Uff...so is my father.But there is a serios health problem, what changed his psychic a lot... Usually shout constantly people who desperately want to dominate, but dont know the right way...
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
people who shout all the time, because of frustration, because of the things they don't want to happen. I just ignore them until they get tired of shouting.
• United States
6 Mar 07
My older sister is one of these people. She talks so loud that I have to turn the volume all the way down on the phone when she calls otherwise I get a headache. She came to a craft fair one time, normally they are fairly quite because people are looking at the art and maybe quitely talking to the artist but on the whole not a crazy crowd, anyway her normal talking voice is so loud that we were asked to leave. She got mad and then of course even louder. It doesn't matter how many people have told her you know you have a very loud voice maybe you should try to tone it down a bit she sees nothing wrong with how she talks.
• United States
6 Mar 07
Sometimes I think that people shout because they can't hear very well. That would be right because if you can't hear yourself, your going to get louder so that you can. Some people also shout just to be annoying. The only thing that I can think of to tell them is to quite down a little bit, although they may take offense to it. I have to do that with by futher brother in law becasue he is soooo loud. The reason for it is because his mother lives with him, and she can't hear. So therefore he spends a lot of time hollaring so she can hear him, but I think that he has gotten so customned to it, now he does it all the time.
@MarkyB21 (1545)
5 Mar 07
I have no idea but is frustrates me - people who shout up the stairs to people etc. I wouldn't mind if it was occasional or about something important but it's all the time and about nothing. I haven't found a way to get them to be quiter but please let me know if you find out ;-)