Are you out spoken or are you the quite type?

@free_man (7335)
United States
April 27, 2010 9:24am CST
Me I am one to speak my peace. My family is all like this. My brothers taught me when I was a small child to never take anything. And so when I feel it is an injustice to me or to anyone else I stand up and speak my peace. I am one that will fight for the person being picked on. I don't like it and I won't take it from anyone. So do you just let people run all over you? Or do you stand up and tell people where they can put their opinions ?
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@hofferp (4737)
• United States
27 Apr 10
No, I'm more of the mediator type. I end up always being in the middle of people speaking their minds. Usually I do a pretty decent job of getting them to listen to what the other person has to say. That doesn't mean they agree, it just means they listened to one another...for a second. I rarely speak my mind; I keep most of that pretty close hold.
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@free_man (7335)
• United States
28 Apr 10
Hi Hofferp. I don't make a good mediator I have always been out spoken. It has gotten me into trouble sometimes but it always works out. I guess I take that after my mother she was more out spoken then I am. When it comes to my husband I usually keep my mouth shut. But when it comes down to anyone hurting my feelings I speak my peace even with my husband. I am not good at shutting my mouth.
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@hofferp (4737)
• United States
28 Apr 10
My sister and my brother took after my Mom...the outspoken one. My baby sister and I took after my Dad...the quiet one. I wish, at times, I'd speak my mind more often. When I do speak up, everyone generally shuts up and listens, because I do it so rarily. So, I guess, if I did it more often, it wouldn't be such a rare event and no one would listen, so I guess it works this way.
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@free_man (7335)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Hi Hofferp. Sometimes it is best to keep my mouth shut but I don't like it when someone talks down to me. I won't take it either. What ever works for you is best for you.
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
28 Apr 10
I'm usually a very quiet person. However, if something happens that goes against how I feel about something I will definitely speak my mind. When people especially women and children are being used and or abused I will stand up for them. If its something that I'm passionate about I will definitely speak up.
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@free_man (7335)
• United States
28 Apr 10
Hi Lelin. I don't say anything till I think someone is about to do something that is against someone. If I think someone is going to abuse someone I am right in the middle of it.
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@vycess (1588)
• Saudi Arabia
27 Apr 10
If a certain person did do something bad to me that I cannot tolerate. I will confront that person, sometimes fighting persons who talk on your back or anything is worth nothing. As long as I can, I will try to understand, and try to reflect with myself if I too have a problem that I must change. But when my loved ones will be involve, it's different. I will fight for them....
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@free_man (7335)
• United States
28 Apr 10
Hi Vycess. I have always stood up for myself and my friends. I hate those people that say bad things to others I won't tolerate it if I hear it. I think it is a good thing to be able to stand up and speak ones peace.
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@vishkris (205)
• India
29 Apr 10
sometimes i am out spoken and sometime i am quite type..but mostly out spoken..if i don like someone n i am talkin with them at that time means i ll be silent...i jus ignore him...but when someone i like is there i am out spioken in all issues..i ll tell them my experience of what to do n what not to do
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@free_man (7335)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Hi Vishkris and welcome to my lot. I don't tell people what they should or shouldn't do. If they ask my experiences I will share what I want to with them. I never tell people what they should do. I do speak up if someone I like is being ran over by someone and if someone tries to run over me they had better watch out I am like a bull dozer and won't let it happen.
• Philippines
29 Apr 10
I'm a quite type of person. Usually I just talk when I have something sensible to say and when things or topics interest me. Sometimes I get into debates with friends and family but just to say my thoughts. But oftentimes I'd just stay quite and not participate in other people's discussions. Then they would think that I'm not sociable or something. That's the downside of it, really a misunderstanding. I just don't tend to explain because I think it will just make matters worse. I'd better shut up. Haha!
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@free_man (7335)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Hi Hunterkim. God gave you a mouth to open up when ever you see fit. I wouldn't feel comfortable just sitting on the side lines and watching. I am a one that is always doing something and I can't sit by and not open my mouth. When I feel something is being done wrong to someone or myself I have to open my big mouth and speak my peace. Your a good person God only made good people and HE expects all of us to stand up and do the right thing.
@bagputza (504)
• Belgium
28 Apr 10
Good Day dear Free_man , well to be honest here in Belgium there are rare the types of men or person who say that they have to say , they prefere manny times endure and talk behind your back , but as it goes for me , i am a little bit of both , i prefere to stay quiet if the situation will affect someone other then myself , because i dont like to drag other people in my problems , but if it this to defend an innocent person or myself and if i have all the info about the situation ( I need to be sure that i dont take the part of someone who is not entirely innocent ) , then i dont care about how Big and Important that person that is agressing the innocent person , i'll stick toghetter and defend it as well as i cann , hence i hate injustice just like yourself and hate to see people in pain , especially when there is a way to evoid hurting that person ( and there is always a decent way of solving any problem ) . Have a nice day dear Free_man.
@free_man (7335)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Hi Bagputza. I love the way you put your response. I am one that will always know both sides of it but I am one that will always stick up for the little person. If I see some injustice I will always stand up and tell the bully person off and where they can stick their bully ways. And it always ends the way I want it too. I don't like people picking on others and I won't stand for it. They can say what they want to about me I know I am going to do what I think is right no matter what others think. I am me and I know that God created all of us the way that HE wanted everyone so I won't let anyone else run over anyone as long as I have breath in this human form I am going to stand up for the ones I think is being done wrong. For those that don't want to say what they mean to my face then they aren't worth my time and energy . They are just blowing hot air as far as I am concerned. Hope you have a great day my friend.