Top Ten Best Things About Being a Quiet Person

One of the advantages of growing up is the acceptance of being a quiet person. When you were a kid, you were shy and timid. Now you're quiet, introspective, and mysterious.

Being quiet as you get older isn't seen as a handicap. In fact, it can be seen as a positive trait. This list contains ten of the good things about being a quiet person.
The Top Ten
1 People think you're a good listener

Maybe, maybe not. When you're not expected to participate in a conversation 50/50, it can be that much easier to check out. I'll be a great listener if you have something worthwhile to say. If not, there's a real chance I'm just nodding, agreeing, and otherwise playing the part, hoping there's no quiz at the end of all this. Either way, you get to say whatever you were saying, and I get credit for being someone you can talk to.

2 People think you are a deep thinker

Perhaps people are innately optimistic, and that's why we assume the people who don't go around sharing their silly thoughts are for some reason less prone to having them than those who do. I suspect my thoughts are just as shallow as anyone else's, which gives all the more reason to keep them locked up so as not to destroy the illusion.

I'm not particularly loud or quiet, but usually, if I haven't spoken for a while, I'm thinking in depth about something.

3 You're not expected to speak at important events

Are you the vocal leader of your group or family? Then good luck not getting roped into making a toast, saying the prayer, or delivering a eulogy.

I hate speaking in public! The downside to being quiet is people think you're smart, so you have to answer questions.

4 You get more shock value out of saying wildly inappropriate things

Shock value is all about deviating from expectation. An explicit word in a Tarantino movie doesn't even turn heads. A few frames of full frontal nudity in The Simpsons Movie, on the other hand...

5 People see you as mysterious

Once again, human optimism rears its head. Mysterious is way better than boring. I'll take it.

6 People listen when you do have something to say
7 People are less likely to consider your short responses rude

"Fine", "Okay", "You too". If that's your usual modus operandi, then people aren't going to call you out or try to figure out what's wrong.

This really is a benefit. You don't have to conform to anyone's standards.

8 You can more easily duck out of inane conversations
9 People don't get as mad when you screen their calls and respond by text

Honestly, it's 2019. Who makes a phone call without arranging it by text ahead of time anyway?

10 Women are attracted to you
The Contenders
11 You get more opportunity to taste your words before letting them out

When nobody is expecting you to be quick on the trigger, you get to take a little more time to make sure your aim is true. Then you can get the job done with one shot instead of spraying rounds all over the place.

12 Annoying people don't try to keep talking to you but instead bother other (more social) people
13 You are more perceptive
14 You are less bored
15 You don't find yourself in controversial conversation
16 You endure boredom

Once, I stared at a loading website for an hour and a half. I'm really concerned for myself.

17 Nobody cares you are right next to them so you get the drama on literally everyone
18 You are smarter than others because you think more
19 You are more curious about everything
20 You pay attention more often
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