A-Z Challenge 2016: Q for Quiet People

Quiet People

It’s true! In real life, I don’t really talk a lot. In class, I rarely comment and ask questions. It’s one of the things my mom hates about me, as she tells me. She said that’s why I’m not successful, why I’m not smart. “I don’t have any questions.” I’d tell her. “That’s because you don’t think!” She’d snap.

That’s not true. I have a lot of thoughts, more than I can have time to analyze them one by one. I’m quiet doesn’t mean I’m stupid. I just don’t like to voice my thoughts out loud. I prefer to keep them to myself, to keep some of the mysteries to myself.

Lately, however, I’ve trying harder and harder to do the opposite because otherwise, I might fail my management class because apparently, the instructor docks points for being quiet in class. Those points are counted as participation points. After getting 7.5 out of 10 for four weeks in a row while my A quickly slipped away, I determined I need to change, at least to pass the class. So I’ve been commenting here and there during class and just like that, my participation grade went back up to a 9. Right now, I’m sitting at 89.5% overall and I’ve been sitting there for the last 6 weeks or so which sucks because I’m only 0.5% away from a A- which, in my defense, is still an A.

There are so many wonderful thoughts and quotes on quiet people and so many I can relate. Why did I choose this one? Because it describes me the best. It’s the reason why I’m here on WordPress. I need to find a way to put down my thought and clearly, talking about it is not one of the ways, so writing it is.

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24 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge 2016: Q for Quiet People

  1. That nagging feeling that I’m too quiet still hasn’t left me. Great quote btw.
    As I got older I am more vocal, but it’s a process that changes over time not at the whims of a parent.
    as for the class, just think up some questions you can ask beforehand, it might pay off πŸ™‚

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    1. I think I’m the opposite. When I was younger, I liked to talk but now that I’m older, I don’t know what happened. Very helpful tip although I do suck at coming up with questions.

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  2. Thankfully everyone is different so that we can celebrate how unique we all are. You are definitely a thinker which is obvious by reading your blog posts. Don’t worry about what others say about you even if they are family. You learn who you are and BE comfortable in your own skin. The heck with everyone else.

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  3. I’m the same way! I understand how you feel! I found it hard to participate in classes at school, too. Some of my profs were always getting angry at me for not participating, saying I was too shy and they lowered my grades because of it. I still have issues with it now. I’m glad you finally got your grade back up! Just keep trying to speak up at least once during class, maybe that’ll help, maybe it’ll get easier with time!

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  4. I’ll bet you’re an introvert, too. Comfortable in your own skin, introspective. I get in trouble with my husband for being too quiet. Funny, I remember him asking me to be quiet when we were young marrieds…

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  5. You are not alone! That quote is so very true! I think quiet people are the ones that express it well in writing and thus most of us land up here on WordPress 😊 Well, for the heck of grades just try to hop in between lectures, but never degrade yourself for being the quiet person. They are the most amazing people with so many thoughts running in their head. They are more than what they appear. It’s always good to be mysterious, than letting everyone know what you truly are. Don’t you think? Wonderful post by the way!

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    1. Oh, I have never degraded myself for being the quiet person. I enjoy being mysterious because that’s what makes one a great secret keeper. πŸ™‚ I agree, quiet people are the ones that’ll end up on WordPress and they really truly are amazing. Thank you for reading and sharing.

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  6. Always be you! God blessed each of us with our own special gift, yours is to be thoughtful and quiet. I’m sorry your Mom doesn’t understand you, that is difficult. But remember she’s just a person too and she is not perfect, so try to look at her as a person rather than your mother when she’s being snippy with you. Obviously participating in class looks like it’s a necessity but otherwise do what you are comfortable doing and if it’s being quiet then it’s being quiet. And be proud of it!! πŸ™‚

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  7. I agree completely. There can be times where there is too much in your mind to share, or you’re with the wrong people who won’t understand what it is you might say, so you say nothing. It’s sad that it docks your grade, though I can understand–in certain types of situations, not talking can seem like you don’t care, aren’t interested in what others might say, or see yourself as better than everyone else and thus you either don’t share anything of worth you might have, or have nothing of worth to share. It’s a misunderstanding that many people seem to make of us introverts. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing, and Happy A to Zing!

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