Top Ten Best Things About Being a Quiet PersonOne 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
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, "uh-huh"ing, and otherwise playing the part hoping there's no quiz at the end of all this. Either way, you got to get whatever you were saying off your chest and I get credit for being someone you can talk to.
Once again, human optimism rears its head. Mysterious is way better than boring. I'll take it.
Perhaps people are innately optimistic and that's why we assume the people who don't run 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.
Are you the vocal leader of your group or family? Then good luck not getting roped in to 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.
This doesn’t help to me though.
Shock value is all about deviating from expectation. An F 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...
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.
"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.
I'm talkative to people who won't physically or emotionally try to bully me, and I'm cold and quiet to most others.
This really is a benefit. You don't have to conform to anyone's standards.
Honestly, it's 2019. Who makes a phone call without arranging it by text ahead of time anyway?