Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,662,849 members, 6,255,149 topics. Date: Thursday, 22 April 2021 at 06:55 PM

Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness - Nairaland / General (2) - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness (19461 Views)

Any Sign Of Harmattan In Your Area? / What Weakness Do You Plan Overcoming In 2019? / Is Bleeding During First Sex A Sign Of Virginity? (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (Reply) (Go Down)

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Twelfthman: 5:02pm On Apr 02
Being quiet, calm and calculative make you dangerous! Its a sign of strength. People tend to hate what they don't understand so its normal. Just ignore them

48 Likes 1 Share

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by IamYourNeighbor(m): 5:38pm On Apr 02
Twelfthman:
Being quiet, calm and calculative make you dangerous! Its a sign of strength. People tend to hate what they don't understand so its normal. Just ignore them

Truly Truly

6 Likes

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by IamYourNeighbor(m): 5:44pm On Apr 02
LeopardX:
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.

Sometimes the only language a loud person understands is a 'louder voice'.

7 Likes

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Karleb(m): 6:05pm 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?

It is.

Even if you quiet you should display madness once in a while.

One way quiet people can display strength is by ignoring. Is anyone trying to be rude, ignore them to the extent that they'll doubt their existence.

Once in a while madness works better though.

18 Likes 1 Share

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by PinkPill(f): 6:07pm On Apr 02
Xenry:
It's a sign of strength.

Is this your pic?
Honestly, it's disgusting undecided
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by SenecaTheYonger(m): 6:53pm On Apr 02
It depends on how you look. If you see a quiet hefty man with strong face, abeg try to fight with him.

5 Likes

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Duplexxx: 7:18pm On Apr 02
Isoright
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by LeopardX: 8:31pm On Apr 02
IamYourNeighbor:


Sometimes the only language a loud person understands is a 'louder voice'.
Yes. You get it.
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by YoungBlackRico(m): 8:56pm On Apr 02
Quiet, but people know not to phuck with me, in fact, I get respected for it. Though, there are the ignorant few that'll always want to mistake it for weakness, they learn their lessons hard and fast.

2 Likes

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by YoungBlackRico(m): 9:00pm 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
Not being able to speak up when you should is your own personal problem. You lot should stop generalizing sh*ts like this....

3 Likes

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by YoungBlackRico(m): 9:04pm 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.
Tor, thank you.

Ever wonder why people say "people wey dey keep quiet na dem bad pass?"

You're weak be say you're weak, it has nothing to do with with being quiet. We all can't be unnecessarily loud.

5 Likes

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by YoungBlackRico(m): 9:06pm 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.
They can be highly unpredictable, and that scare people shitless!

4 Likes

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by blazepascal(m): 11:59pm On Apr 02
IamYourNeighbor:


And by retaliation, you've proven to be strong ?
yes, if that's the case
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by valentineuwakwe(m): 12:07am On Apr 03
introverts sometimes show sign OF weakness so dnt blames those being loud....I don jam bad boys somewhere before but because I was loudest in hailing them n come begin ginger n vibrate with 2k wey i root out for pocket to dash them, they all submitted n escorted me to my destination!

1 Like 1 Share

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by frank202012: 2:14am On Apr 03
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.

baba in Nigeria of today,to maintain ur right u talk or be ready to fight...there is no gentle introvert here....

2 Likes 1 Share

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Nazgul: 3:37am On Apr 03
It depends.

Let me use myself as an example, I'm a quiet person, I hate unprofitable and unnecessary arguments/conversations but that doesn't mean that if you trample on my rights of try to cheat me I'll play the mute role on you. It's then you'll know that I'm a tamed mad man.

Weakness in my own opinion can be defined as inability to speak up for yourself admist oppression.

10 Likes 1 Share

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Ikillbrokehoes(m): 5:22am On Apr 03
PrimadonnaO:
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.
Hahaha that means you are an extrovert
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Depressed101: 7:12am On Apr 03
Amarahly:



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
because confronting offenders will not always turn out favorably for you... and by not confronting ,you are saving alot of time and energy to do more positive things...

4 Likes

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by IamYourNeighbor(m): 7:16am On Apr 03
Depressed101:
because confronting offenders will not always turn out favorably for you... and by not confronting ,you are saving alot of time and energy to do more positive things...


And some will term this act of self constraint as a sign of weakness.
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by IamYourNeighbor(m): 7:24am On Apr 03
Take for instance, at first glance people draw the conclusion that I'm quiet and gentle. I'm not even an introvert nor an extrovert. I am an Ambivert.

I use discretion first, over action.

Physically, i don't even know my own strength. Like in the time past , I've exhibited jaw dropping physical strength.
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Amarahly(f): 7:28am On Apr 03
Depressed101:
because confronting offenders will not always turn out favorably for you... and by not confronting ,you are saving alot of time and energy to do more positive things...



I'm an onion. Every confrontation ends in tears sad so there's actually Strength in weakness undecided

2 Likes

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Fremantle: 7:48am On Apr 03
Amarahly:




I'm an onion. Every confrontation ends in tears sad so there's actually Strength in weakness undecided
Once in awhile no matter how quiet u re u should let lose sometimes.

Confrontations ending in tears isn't bad atleast u've let out what was disturbing u but in ur own way it's better than bottling up offences from pple.

2 Likes

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Fremantle: 7:50am On Apr 03
Depressed101:
because confronting offenders will not always turn out favorably for you... and by not confronting ,you are saving alot of time and energy to do more positive things...
Once in a while no matter how quiet u re u should let lose sometimes.

1 Like

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by KingMack(m): 8:25am On Apr 03
Quote from the movie American Gangster 'The weakest one in the room is the loudest'

4 Likes

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by PrimadonnaO(f): 8:36am On Apr 03
Ikillbrokehoes:
Hahaha that means you are an extrovert

Not at all. I think I'm just a balanced person. Maybe an ambivert. I'm not loud, I'm not the life-of-the-party... infact I'm boring at parties. I prefer to sit and gist while observing other people have fun. I prefer being indoors than outdoor, I perfectly enjoy my own company, I have the thinking streak... those are introverted qualities yeah? But I'm not shy (except when I'm asked to dance), I make friends easily, and I'm by no means quiet - I talk freely and easily anywhere... just not loud.

7 Likes

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Ikillbrokehoes(m): 8:49am On Apr 03
PrimadonnaO:


Not at all. I think I'm just a balanced person. Maybe an ambivert. I'm not loud, I'm not the life-of-the-party... infact I'm boring at parties. I prefer to sit and gist while observing other people have fun. I prefer being indoors than outdoor, I perfectly enjoy my own company, I have the thinking streak... those are introverted qualities yeah? But I'm not shy (except when I'm asked to dance), I make friends easily, and I'm by no means quiet - I talk freely and easily anywhere... just not loud.
Okay I get you, every one got different personalities.

1 Like

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Ikillbrokehoes(m): 8:51am On Apr 03
Fremantle:

Once in awhile no matter how quiet u re u should let lose sometimes.

Confrontations ending in tears isn't bad atleast u've let out what was disturbing u but in ur own way it's better than bottling up offences from pple.
You are right about that, I think they should start messing with people who messes with them, if you are the quiet type and you don't take shít some people will be afraid of you, they won't mess with you.

1 Like

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Acidosis(m): 9:34am On Apr 03
Being QUIET s not necessarily a sign of weakness. Not knowing how to say NO is a sign of weakness.

A quiet man who tells you NO with a straight face without unecessary shalaye is feared the most.

What you should realize is that being too loud most often turn you to a JOKE, especially when your loudness doesn't match with your action.

Whenever a QUIET man talks, everybody listens. A loud person only gets the attention of strangers. Those who know the loud man for his loudness rarely take him seriously.

12 Likes 1 Share

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by addicted268(f): 9:39am On Apr 03
Well im a very quiet person but honestly i think it is a sign of weakness. As much as possible i try not to get confrontational and people will hurt you and just wave it off cos you hardly react. The weird thing is that you can hurt my feelings 49 times and i ll let it go but the 50th one will bring out all the anger i ve bottled up against you and the 50th offence may not even be as serious as the previous ones. So you ll be thinking "is it not this small thing i did?" But in my mind im looking at all the things u ve been doing...i dont think it is healthy.

4 Likes

Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Depressed101: 9:58am On Apr 03
Fremantle:

Once in a while no matter how quiet u re u should let lose sometimes.
yes
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Fremantle: 10:22am On Apr 03
Ikillbrokehoes:
You are right about that, I think they should start messing with people who messes with them, if you are the quiet type and you don't take shít some people will be afraid of you, they won't mess with you.
True, but also I noticed from the few I've met, there re quiet pple who speak up at the slightest provocation, they tell u how it hurts dem the moment u step out of line but they are quiet, and also there's the set that wave things by or bottle up things and only react wen they can't take it anymore or u pushed them to d line and they have no choice than to react.

This set of people at bolded wen they eventually let lose they either go out of line, cry in some cases or don't last in anger after few minutes or hours they are back to their normal self. Those that fall into dis category are either nice pple or softhearted folks.

I'm a quiet person myself, too quiet to the point none of my friends in skul den saw me angry for once and dis are close friends of mine we literally do everything together and for 5yrs+ they never saw me angry not once. The day I got angry cus someone took advantage of my quietness they were all surprised and I said somethings I shouldn't have said that night.

For those that are quiet and don't speak out, I know it's not easy some might not understand y I said it's not easy..... But I'll tell u what a friend told me recently;

TRY TO EXPRESS YOUR EMOTION A LITTLE MORE

Being quiet is not a sign of weakness, it becomes one wen u let pple toss u around without doing anything about it or let others speak or fight for you wen u can stand and fight. Speak up When Needed

8 Likes 1 Share

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (Reply)

What Have You Lost Interest In? / What Are The Weird Things You Do When You Are Alone? / Julius Berger Truck, OGFZA Car In Accident In Uyo, Bike Man Leg Crushed (Graphic

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2021 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 127
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.