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Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by IamYourNeighbor(m): 11:35am On Apr 02
I just heard from someone that "being quiet is almost same thing as being weak." What a society we live in! Being loud is taken as being strong, and being quiet is taken as being weak !

What's your assertion to this ideology people?

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Amarahly(f): 12:00pm On Apr 02
IamYourNeighbor:
I just heard from someone that "being quiet is almost same thing as being weak." What a society we live in! Being loud is taken as being strong, and being quiet is taken as being weak !

What's your assertion to this ideology people?


I'm a quiet person, I'd say it's weakness (IMO) cause I've had people step on my toes and walk away ...

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Kondomatic(m): 12:05pm On Apr 02
Amarahly:



I'm a quiet person, I'd say it's weakness (IMO) cause I've had people step on my toes and walk away ...
This is just like saying that introverts are shy people, it's not always true.



It's one thing to be quiet and another thing to be quiet and weak.


Allowing someone who stepped on your toes to walk away is strength sometimes

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Amarahly(f): 12:10pm On Apr 02
Kondomatic:
This is just like saying that introverts are shy people, it's not always true.



It's one thing to be quiet and another thing to be quiet and weak.


Allowing someone who stepped on your toes to walk away is strength sometimes


1st sentence: Very true

How exactly is letting people mess with me an attribute of strength embarassed it could be true in a way but It's not the kind of strength I'll like to possess

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Draught: 1:04pm On Apr 02
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In Nigeria mostly "YES"

just sometime ago i was in a queue for something essential..as soon as I arrived, I noticed two elders come after me but were ushered to the front of the line.. angry

Now this queue was no beans! When it finally came to me being the next to be attended to, two people older than me came and stood by me neglecting those behind me.. The attendant begged me to please let him attend to them first, i said 1 yes but 2 no because this is now close to 45 mins waiting, i raised my voice while voicing my displeasure on why is it so hard for organization to reign in this part of the world.. Some female attendants now started saying "Oga you no respect your elders"? Even some ppl behind me said young man calm down... I mean what could i do, the ppl that actually supported my tirade didnt talk but just told me calmly "pls dont vex soon it will be your turn".. angry

Alas it was now my turn.. But a lady came and was given higher priority than me because of she was a staff or connected somewhat.. I was seething..

Now the attendant now said to me pls can ypu allow this old Mama (another person) , i said NO!!!

ppl were just looking at me like look at this disrespectful person.. I didn't give 2 fxuks..

As it would be.. The female attendant that told me that i dont have respect previously now told the attendant that after me and the mama, the man should close up shop!!!

Lol can you imagine.. The ppl at the back now started groaning but the madam said sorry that its already late that they should come very early tomorrow morning to resume..

So you see my brother if I had not been a lil bit aggressive for my rights i would have been told to come back the next day after waiting about more than hour to get attended to..

So you see my brother, if you're right, stand up for your right, if you like keep quiet there, nobody will bat an eye at you.. Patience is not a virtue that most Nigerians have..

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Fafesot: 1:12pm On Apr 02
Xenry:
It's a sign of strength.
this pictures is disputing and scary,do you want to be known with this? Xenry

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by blazepascal(m): 1:24pm On Apr 02
yes pple that are quiet are very weak i use to be in that shoe before pple use to take advantage of quiet people pple will step on ur toes you won't talk you will be cheated you won't talk you will be bullied you won't talk all this are sign of weakness

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Elixirsblog: 1:28pm On Apr 02
it's not a weakness but people would take you for granted and act without thinking how you feel only cause you're quiet and may just hide your feelings inside

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Xenry: 1:28pm On Apr 02
Fafesot:

this pictures is disputing and scary,do you want to be known with this? Xenry
Lol, I'm just bored. cool
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by dimeji248(m): 1:34pm On Apr 02
I don't think being quite is a sign of weakness, for instance I'm an introvert and I don't shit especially when thrown at me, some people might be quite and you dare not mess up with them.......
an empty barrel makes the loudest noise.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Fafesot: 1:39pm On Apr 02
Xenry:
Lol, I'm just bored. cool
see me even committing grammatical error; wanted to type disgusting.
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by milann: 1:42pm On Apr 02
Speak out
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by pryme(m): 2:15pm On Apr 02
IamYourNeighbor:
I just heard from someone that "being quiet is almost same thing as being weak." What a society we live in! Being loud is taken as being strong, and being quiet is taken as being weak !

What's your assertion to this ideology people?

Quiet people use actions to say what they mean, and their actions are often the loudest cos it comes full of surprises.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by IamYourNeighbor(m): 2:43pm On Apr 02
Amarahly:



I'm a quiet person, I'd say it's weakness (IMO) cause I've had people step on my toes and walk away ...


It's just like saying self discipline and rationality is weakness as well.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by IamYourNeighbor(m): 2:43pm On Apr 02
pryme:


Quiet people use actions to say what they mean, and their actions are often the loudest cos it comes full of surprises.

I agree with you on this.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by IamYourNeighbor(m): 2:45pm On Apr 02
dimeji248:
I don't think being quite is a sign of weakness, for instance I'm an introvert and I don't shit especially when thrown at me, some people might be quite and you dare not mess up with them.......
an empty barrel makes the loudest noise.

Your last statement scored a "home run" !

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by IamYourNeighbor(m): 2:46pm On Apr 02
blazepascal:
yes pple that are quiet are very weak i use to be in that shoe before pple use to take advantage of quiet people pple will step on ur toes you won't talk you will be cheated you won't talk you will be bullied you won't talk all this are sign of weakness


And by retaliation, you've proven to be strong ?

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by anochuko01(m): 2:58pm On Apr 02
pryme:


Quiet people use actions to say what they mean, and their actions are often the loudest cos it comes full of surprises.
This sums up all my thoughts.

The moment a quiet person reacts, even the loudest ones would stand and look in awe.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by kalu61(m): 2:58pm On Apr 02
Yes. As an introvert, l will say it's a weaknesses somehow because you let go of so many things but one dengaroue thing about it is that, when your anger builds up, even Satan go surprise by your action.

However, there a big difference between being quiet and being weak.

Have you head Chinesse president rant on TV like his American counter parts. Asians are generally quiet but not weak.

I remember one day, my mum called and said, "People said they are afraid of you because you don't have friends, you don't visit anybody and mind my business"

l just laugh. l told her, it's better that way grin

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by PrimadonnaO(f): 3:07pm On Apr 02
I'm generally uncomfortable around people who are painfully quiet.

They suck up too many things because they find it difficult to communicate their feelings.

They let people get away with things that shouldn't be tolerated.

They think they're keeping the peace by not expressing their own preferences.

But they simply end up feeling invalidated... the anger they constantly fail to express often wells up inside of them.

You don't know when a quiet person resents you.
You don't know when you're offending a quiet person.

Not healthy at all.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by GeneralPula: 3:17pm On Apr 02
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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by oluwagbenga98327: 3:23pm On Apr 02
:I'm a quiet person, I'd say it's weakness (IMO) cause I've had people step on my toes and walk away ... It's just like saying self discipline and rationality is weakness as well.
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Cerebellum: 3:32pm On Apr 02
Xenry:
It's a sign of strength.
To slap you dey hungry me


Which kain Pix be this
Wait or nah you be this??grin
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by femi4: 4:03pm On Apr 02
IamYourNeighbor:
I just heard from someone that "being quiet is almost same thing as being weak." What a society we live in! Being loud is taken as being strong, and being quiet is taken as being weak !

What's your assertion to this ideology people?
The gentility of a Lion should not be taken for cowardice

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Xenry: 4:04pm On Apr 02
Cerebellum:


To slap you dey hungry me



Which kain Pix be this

Wait or nah you be this??grin
Lol. grin
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by naijadrivablog: 4:05pm On Apr 02
At times, it is good to react so that people won't take you for granted.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Jman06(m): 4:14pm On Apr 02
I am quiet but I don't take shit from people. People are always surprised when they see me in action and they immediately know that the other person is at fault.

People who hold the opinion that quiet people are weak always fall victims of brutal beatings by the supposedly quiet and weak ones.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by SweetVibe: 4:16pm On Apr 02
Personally am a quiet guy BUT the day any one dares me or tries my quietness, I give it to them with fire and anger.
I DONT TOLERATE SHIT

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by LeopardX: 4:47pm On Apr 02
Yes! It is a sign of weakness in NIGERIA.
Body language does not really work in Nigeria most of the time.
You need to open your mouth and tell whoever is disturbing your peace to fùck off.
When you do that once, they will not disturb you again, hence saving you a life of stress and disturbance.
Speaking from experience.
OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND SHOUT!!!

Modified: Dale Carnegie said in his book How to make friends and Influence people, that the loudest person in the room is the leader. He thus has the most influence.
Never make another person the loudest and most assertive individual in your life. PLEASE.
It's working for me well well.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by LeopardX: 4:48pm On Apr 02
SweetVibe:
Personally am a quiet guy BUT the day any one dares me or tries my quietness, I give it to them with fire and anger.
I DONT TOLERATE SHIT
Correct

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