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Old 11-23-2009  
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Hey,
What do you think ...
Is it bad to be a quiet person?
Cuz i heard people talking about my groupmate at my class, and they were talking about him like this ... ''He's kind of creepy, i can't stand a day without talking, he's totally crazy!'' I'm kind of afraid that they might think i'm weird too.
But the classmates are friendly to me though. But i'm still staying in the background, if you know what i mean, I can't talk very much.. Because of my anxious fear.
BTW.. my school is for people who are ''afraid of going, and who did not go to school for a long time''.
But i'm still afraid of judging..

when you stay away from certain things, your brain confirms that its something to fear, so face your fears, so your subconcious mind gets used to it
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I think ppl are scared of a quiet person because they don't know what you are thinking all the time and this lack of information can bring fear to some of them. I can't give you any advice because i'm the quietest person i know in class, i always go to the back in a corner and stay there quiet until the class is over. so most likely i'm getting the same treatment that the quiet guy in your class get
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It's not bad... Most people are just too stupid to accept others if they don't act the way they expect, that's the problem.

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It's not bad... Most people are just too stupid to accept others if they don't act the way they expect, that's the problem.
Well said.

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Exactly. Its not bad at all. be yourself. I always will not matter how many people think its creepy being quiet.
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It's not bad. I think people may just be unaccustomed to it. People may be alittle scared of things they are not used to.

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I think people like to put other people in boxes. They need to know what you are, so if you don't talk that much they've got no clues to pidgeon hole you. I think this makes them suspicious and wary of you. You become an unknown quantity and people don't like that.
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BTW.. my school is for people who are ''afraid of going, and who did not go to school for a long time''.
But i'm still afraid of judging..
I went to a school like that for my last year.

It's not bad to be quiet, some people find shy people very attractive. I know i do it makes me feel more comfortable.
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Old 11-23-2009  
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If you want to be social it's bad, because social people want people like them selves. If you want to be yourself than be quiet. Maybe people scared of quiet ones. There's adage: quiet pig nuzzles deep root(I don't know how to translate it to english correctly, but maybe you get the point...)

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Being a quiet person for most of my life, I always get the "you're so quiet" comments. I usually don't know how to respond but with a smile. Usually I don't talk b/c I don't have anything to say. I hear people who do a lot of talking but really aren't saying anything worth listening to. The world is full of different people. Some are introverts, extroverts, spontaneous, mild-mannered, wild, reserved, etc. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being quiet!
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