Top Ten Problems With Having a Loud Voice

Even when I talk normally, I have a naturally stronger voice than most, and though this does make me easily heard when people are listening, there are drawbacks.

The Top Ten

1 Lack of Privacy

When you're talking to someone next to you, people may hear the conversation, or at least half of it, from the other end of the room, or through a wall. It's certainly not ideal if you're trying to keep a secret. Even the softest whisper can be heard from not that far away. - PositronWildhawk

People shouldn't be listening in on other people's conversations anyway - bobbythebrony

And this results to my paranoia of people eavesdropping. It's natural for people to eavesdrop.

I have a loud voice and don't mind it. Except in this situation. - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter

2 People Judging You

So you've just met someone, and you talk naturally to them until their eardrums explode. Well, maybe not, but people do focus more on the volume of the voice than the content of their speech. And that doesn't say anything about you, but it's what they get out of it. People will think you're trying to get attention. - PositronWildhawk

I cannot stand it when this happens! How about minding your own business and try to block it out! Instead, they don't listen to the motto: If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it.

Dude, I know EXACTLY how you feel! People always laugh at me when I talk in class! - Garythesnail

I'm a quiet kid but one time this kid kept poking me so I yelled so loud his eardrums exploded. - KingFab

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3 Comes Across As Rude or Aggressive

My family is Asian and sometimes when they speak to me in a loud voice I get scared and I always think that they are mad mat me

I'm really neither of these things. But when in even the slightest of disagreements or lightest of discussions, it sounds like I'm raising my voice. I'm really not. This still gives bad impressions when it comes to argument, and I really hate it if it's someone I know well and respect, because it makes proper communication harder. It's particularly annoying if I'm talking to someone with a particularly quiet voice, of which I know a fair few. - PositronWildhawk

Ugh, I know the feeling. - RiverClanRocks

4 Awkwardness

My relatives are Asian and they always talk so loud to me that it it can be embarrassing sometimes

When people stop you mid-conversation and ask why you're shouting, or when someone comes over and asks you to turn it down, or when you stop talking and you realise that you were heard at the other end of the room, all eyes are on you. - PositronWildhawk

Yep. My mother always tells me to lower my voice a bit when I talk to her sometimes. - Pegasister12

I really hate it when there's awkward silence.

My mom always tells me to be quieter. - RiverClanRocks

5 Loud Laughter

My relatives are Asian and they laugh so loud at parties.

If you naturally talk loudly, you naturally laugh even louder. And when you laugh, it looks, or sounds, like you're overreacting, or grabbing attention. - PositronWildhawk

6 Talking In Your Sleep

I only found out recently that I talk in my sleep. And it's because I spooked my friend at night. And when it's loud, it could wake anyone up. - PositronWildhawk

7 Less of an "Inner Voice"

Because everyone hears what you're saying, people don't think you're hiding anything. You simply come across as down to Earth. In my mind, however, I'm much more complicated, and deep thinking. It's sad that people don't see that about me. - PositronWildhawk

8 Microphones

When you talk into a microphone, whether you're on stage or being recorded, your voice distorts and is surrounded by noise. - PositronWildhawk

My voice certainly isn't naturally loud, but I make a point of avoiding microphones whenever possible. I speak better when I have to project my voice. - PetSounds

Whenever I hear see a loud talker using a microphone, I have the urge to say "why shout? " but being a timid little thing, I leave it for someone else to say. - Britgirl

9 People Telling You to Turn It Down

Story of my life here:

Me: why are you so loud?
Mom" I'm not loud, this is my normal voice

I respect this, of course, but that doesn't change the fact that it is irritating. Especially when you're interrupted just because of that. Sometimes, I just have to express myself. - PositronWildhawk

Two of my friends are really loud! In class when everyone is talking, everyone's voices are blended together, but my friend is talking over everyone without meaning to! - funnyuser

I get you so much Pos! I also have a very loud voice, and it's annoying when people always tell me,"Please lower your voice! " - cosmo

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10 Coughing/Sneezing

My dad sneezes extremely loud

You can't control them, and they always attract people's attention. Also, the louder you cough or sneeze, the worse people think you are suffering. - PositronWildhawk

I sneeze like a ghost kitten! - keycha1n

Oh...! My father has THE loudest cough you'll ever hear. And hr coughs so suddenly too, right next to someone. You should see them jump! - Britgirl

The Contenders

11 You Can't Whisper As Normal

Whispering is the same as everybody else's normal talking voice

12 People view you as annoying
13 You scream very loud
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