Are you a quiet person?

@kaka135 (14719)
Malaysia
April 16, 2016 5:28am CST
I don't think I am a quiet person, though sometimes I wish I am. I think none of my friends think I am quiet as well. I might look like a quiet person, but most of my friends said I am talkative. Some told me I am like Molly in the Finding Nemo, though I don't really think so. Though I enjoy talking, I like to listen as well. Yes, it seems to be quite hard for me to be quiet, unless I am feeling down. But, I can still talk to others as if I am fine. But, my husband and children will surely know when I am not feeling good. Today, I just feel like being quiet, and I am almost quiet for the whole day. I guess I am just too tired to talk, and I just need some quiet time. I want to learn to be quieter too. Are you a quiet or talkative person?
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@Lucky15 (37363)
• Philippines
16 Apr 16
I am quiet...with a lot...talkative to few ;)
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@kaka135 (14719)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 16
I believe those are your very good friends, so you can be talkative in front of them.
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@Yar_Joey (3273)
• Philippines
16 Apr 16
There are times that we enjoy the quietness of ourselves and we also like if we are noisy talking to others. I am basically a quiet person; when I am in a gathering, you will just notice me seated in the corner, but I observe other people as well.
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@kaka135 (14719)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 16
My husband always said I am not observant, perhaps I tend to talk too much and forget to notice. I am learning to be quieter and observe more now.
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@Yar_Joey (3273)
• Philippines
19 Apr 16
@kaka135 It is good to observe other people we meet.
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@maezee (42241)
• United States
16 Apr 16
Haha for me it depends on the setting. Since I feel like I dont know many people at work yet I am not super talkative. But with friends and family I am pretty chatty. Depending on my mood. Lol
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@kaka135 (14719)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 16
Yes, I guess sometimes it depends on our mood as well. I think I can easily talk to strangers (if they are nice people), hence sometimes I could start to talk quite a lot after I arrived a new working environment too. But, I don't think I am super talkative, as there are always other more talkative people than I am, so I'd choose to listen.
@toniganzon (69818)
• Philippines
16 Apr 16
I remember your post saying you were talkative as you like chatting. In my case, i'm talkative when i'm chatting online coz it's my fingers that move fast and not my mouth. But in person i'm a very quiet person. My teachers in grade school used to tell my noisy classmates to follow my lead as a quiet student hahaha! Even if you ask my friends, they would all tell you the same thing. I'm a quiet but dangerous person.
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@kaka135 (14719)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 16
Yes, I remember writing a similar post. I was thinking about chatting at that time, and thinking about "being quiet" now. It's funny that your friends think you are dangerous. I remember my teachers always told my parents I am good at everything else, but I talk a lot.
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@toniganzon (69818)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
@kaka135 Most silent people have the most kept secret weapon. That's why they said be wary of people who are quiet.
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@kaka135 (14719)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 16
@toniganzon I think so. I think my husband belongs to the "quiet" group.
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@AkoPinay (11594)
• Philippines
16 Apr 16
I was a quiet person but became talkative when I joined MLM
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• Philippines
16 Apr 16
are you still into mlm?
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@kaka135 (14719)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 16
That's good! Perhaps MLM reveals your potential. My friends always said I should join MLM or similar business, but I don't think I am good at that.
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@AkoPinay (11594)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
@kaka135 I also gave up MLM Blogging is better
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@gudheart (12675)
16 Apr 16
I am, but when I get to know someone I do open up more.
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@kaka135 (14719)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 16
Yes, I think we will open up more when we know the person better.
@else34 (13544)
• New Delhi, India
16 Apr 16
@kaka135,By nature I am quiet,reticent,but can't remain silent when need arises.I am not talkative.
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@kaka135 (14719)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 16
I guess sometimes I am the very opposite. I always told myself, I need not to be so open about sharing my experiences or feelings. But, I just always do.
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@else34 (13544)
• New Delhi, India
17 Apr 16
@kaka135 I,too,feel and do so.I want to share my feelings and experiences,but most often hesitate and hold back.And then an 'urge' forces me to speak out and share what I am feeling.
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@kaka135 (14719)
• Malaysia
19 Apr 16
@else34 I am really opposite. I always remind myself to stop speaking out. It's always good to find the balance.
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@scheng1 (24671)
• Singapore
17 Apr 16
I think we have an inside personality and an outside personality. When we are at work, it is the outside personality that shows up. Actually we may appear as talkative though our real personality, the inside one, is a quiet one. That is why a better way is to look at the interest or hobby.
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@kaka135 (14719)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 16
It's interesting. I never thought about that before. I guess it might also depends on what industry we are in. Perhaps we do not need to face clients much, so we don't need to have different personalities.
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@scheng1 (24671)
• Singapore
17 Apr 16
@kaka135 It does not depend on the industries we work in. It depends on our personality. When children are in schools, the person that their parents know, and the person our friends know, are entirely different. That is why many parents do not understand why their "good" children can do such a bad thing.
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@kaka135 (14719)
• Malaysia
19 Apr 16
@scheng1 I guess that's because the parents and children do not have much connection or spend much time together. But it can be true that we act differently in front of parents and friends.
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@rina110383 (24510)
16 Apr 16
If it's job-related and I'm with a client, yes, I'm the talkative type. Otherwise, no, because I would be silently working by that time and I prefer a silent background.
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@kaka135 (14719)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 16
So you are the very professional type too! I used to prefer some background music, until recent few years, I started to enjoy silence more. Now, I don't put on any background music when I am using my computer or at home.
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@rina110383 (24510)
16 Apr 16
@kaka135 Yes, you got it!
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
19 Apr 16
Generally , i am a talkative person when i like the person i am talking with . But if not i would only talk when talked to .
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@kaka135 (14719)
• Malaysia
19 Apr 16
Yes, me too. Though I think I can be quite talkative, it really depends on the person I am talking to as well.
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• Aberdeen, Scotland
16 Apr 16
I can be quiet sometimes
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@kaka135 (14719)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 16
Sometimes I wish I can be quiet too. But, even though I am a stay-at-home mom, I still talk a lot, as both my children talk a lot too.
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@ida123 (6206)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Apr 16
I am a silent type of person, I don't like noise but when I can't understand the situation, I really want to clear all the mess, I want to talk all the time just to make things clearer.
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@kaka135 (14719)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 16
I started to prefer silence in these recent years, I used to prefer having some musics or noise when I was younger.
@marlina (149173)
• Canada
16 Apr 16
I would place myself in the middle.
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@LadyDuck (400675)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
I am a very quiet person, I love to talk on this site.
@Bluedoll (16829)
• Canada
16 Apr 16
Funny after all this time - how long has it been - I've sensed that before you wrote it. :-)
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@LadyDuck (400675)
• Switzerland
17 Apr 16
@Bluedoll It's a very long time that we are in touch. I feel you also are a pretty private person in real life.
@Bluedoll (16829)
• Canada
17 Apr 16
@LadyDuck I like talking but usually don't talk about my personal matters to the next door yes. I've been getting away from my desk more lately.
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@jstory07 (122731)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Apr 16
I only like a small group of people. There are times I like to be alone.
@shaggin (60106)
• United States
18 Apr 16
I have learned over the years to be quieter. I was never quiet when I was young. People would tell me I was yelling and I felt like I was whispering. I think maybe because my hearing was so bad from ear infections. My late husband couldn't stand my talking. He was always playing video games and ignoring me and telling me to be quiet or picking on me for the things I said or the way I felt telling me I was dumb so I learned to stop talking a lot. Now I bottle things up a lot.
• United States
18 Apr 16
Haha Molly like Nemo I can be like her too. I'm quiet sometimes depending on the situation but I do like to talk also!
• Philippines
18 Apr 16
I'm quiet when around strangers. I'm not usually the one to strike a conversation with people I don't know or just met. But when among close friends, that's when I'm talkative.
@youless (107856)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 16
It depends on. If I meet a person who I like, then I will be very talkative. My dad is a very talkative person and I think I have some genes from him. On the contrary, I tend to be a listener and try to be quiet. Sometimes when I am angry or sad, I will keep silent, too.
@pahak627 (4548)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
I had been a quiet person during my student days and my early years at work. But if I have already acquainted to some persons, I can be talkative too. But I prefer to be quiet and stay in the corner most of the time. I am contented to work quietly.