So, I am often called ‘quiet’. Been that way most of my life (though I was chatty when I was very young, according to my parents)…and it’s been more or less of a problem depending on who I’m interacting with on a daily basis. I don’t see it as so much of a problem myself, but it is often misunderstood and pointed out, especially when there are very talkative people around. Some people have even said to me that they are scared of quiet people (unabomber stereotype anyone :mad:?), but I have trouble understanding myself why (since you may think you ‘know’ the outgoing person better, but he/she may be putting on a front).
For those of you out there who are ‘quiet’, do you see it as a cross or blessing (or perhaps a little bit of both)? Have you learned through it as the years have worn on? Are you discerning or have you committed to eremitism (it would be the more likely ‘religious’ call for me, since I do not feel drawn at all to the religious community life)?