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Re: Are you a quiet person? Are most writers quiet?

Post by Grant Costello » 02 May 2016, 18:20

Oh yes, I'm a quite person, normally. Not challenged socially mind you, but more a listener and thinker. I don't blame this on writing, however. I'm an 'alone' type of person, and I socialize in moderation.

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Post by willow23 » 03 May 2016, 08:33

i am extremely quite even though i have a ton of opinions and ideas that i would love to get out there. once you make it into my inner circle you will notice that the quietness tends to fade away because i am more comfortable with you

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Post by Amagine » 03 Apr 2017, 14:41

I'm actually a perky individual. When I'm writing or thinking about something, I become profoundly quiet. So I guess you can say that I have A LOT of moments where I am quiet. I don't know if I'll completely call myself a quiet person though.
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Post by Jaime Lync » 07 Apr 2017, 22:47

I actually don't know if I am quiet or not. I am a writer and I love to play with words so I come off as very sarcastic most of the times...and somehow I don't think I can write sarcasm very well. I was recently told that I am not very social due to my sarcasm but I use that as a way to get to know people better and have a good laugh - love laughing and one on one conversations - not groups - get really quiet in groups.

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Post by bookreviewer28 » 08 Apr 2017, 17:39

I would say it's very common, yes! But it's definitely not a necessity and introversion/extroversion has nothing to do with how good a writer is or could be in my opinion.

However, I simply believe that because of the introverts' natural tendencies to be observers more than participants in most social situations, they often notice things their extroverted counterparts may usually miss. Things they can describe through writing should they will to. After all, almost any character in any book was probably inspired by a person the writer met or had in mind in real life, wouldn't you say? But I'm just one of the introverts and I could be biased too. :D

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Post by Rebeccaej » 08 Apr 2017, 20:52

I hit the extremes. If I'm not comfortable in a situation, I'll be almost completely silent. If I'm comfortable, I kinda lose impulse control and start info-dumping all over the place.

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Post by Brandi Noelle » 26 Oct 2017, 15:11

I am not quiet in the least. I have always been a very outgoing person and my family would tell you that I talk too much and often, too loud (that part would come from my mom). The only two people I know who are louder and more social than me are my husband and daughter!

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