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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by SmartyPants(m): 5:44pm On Apr 08
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.

Quietness is an outward disposition that has little to do with a person's ruggedness.

What you should check is why is this person quiet? Are they timid? Or they just clever people who process things deeply before reacting?

In junior high school, I learned this lesson the hard way. In childish exuberance, I attempted to intimidate someone who seemed quiet till this guy grabbed me with arms like iron and just held me there. He did not beat me but in that moment I was totally helpless and that was when I realized that true strength is not expressed in your ability to show yourself.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by SlayerForever: 5:44pm On Apr 08
Being quiet could be a sign of deadliness. The deadly ones do not make noise.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by showlove911(m): 5:45pm On Apr 08
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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Nop, it isn't!
Actually the true test of moral courage is the ability to ignore an insult!

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by LagBlogger(m): 5:45pm On Apr 08
I arrested one of my neighbors last week for pushing me.

Bastard didn't know I could beat him to a pulp if I want (am a kickboxer).

I chose a more rational approach - get him arrested.

Bastard had to path with 20k to gain his freedom and went round telling everyone I arrested him because we had an argument over sand.

People were shocked but my wife knows me well, I can do really bad stuff that will shock most people.

I just chose a milder approach.

Next time I will get him beaten up before arresting him.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Greeland(m): 5:48pm On Apr 08
The real strength is when you are in position to deal with those that stepped on your toes and you let them go. Most time they become speechless or shocked and you have left them with an impression they will never 4get


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

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by PrimadonnaO(f): 5:48pm On Apr 08
SmartyPants:


Quietness is an outward disposition that has little to do with a person's ruggedness.

What you should check is why is this person quiet? Are they timid? Or they just clever people who process things deeply before reacting?

In junior high school, I learned this lesson the hard way. In childish exuberance, I attempted to intimidate someone who seemed quiet till this guy grabbed me with arms like iron and just held me there. He did not beat me but in that moment I was totally helpless and that was when I realized that true strength is not expressed in your ability to show yourself.

There's this, too certainly.
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Omoluabiii: 5:49pm On Apr 08
Being quiet is the peak of Being strong.
A strong person ends up being quiet.
Quietness is the peak of strength.
Lets take God for example,
you cant see him, you cant touch him, you can abuse him anyhow you want, he wount say a dime.
But that silence is strength....

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Watinhapen(m): 5:49pm On Apr 08
Personally, I’m a quiet person but I can categorically say that being quiet is not weakness. Infact being quiet is a sign of strength for me because people don’t know what’s in my mind. I don’t take shit from people and I can change it for anyone who try or intrude on my right in a matter of seconds.

Most people are surprised when they see me react sometimes because I can react from 0 to 100 in a matter of seconds.

If you are quiet never be weak because people will just trample on you anyhow they like. Most especially in relationships.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by SlayerForever: 5:50pm On Apr 08
pryme:


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



Excellent.
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Debra911(f): 5:51pm On Apr 08
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?
Both are meant to be taken moderately,
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Daniwak: 5:52pm On Apr 08
Me am quiet o. I mean quiet. Even my voice is not loud. Even my new gf asked me last month if I can fight. I smiled. She don't know am quiet but not gentle. Inside my quietness, I have bad part which is hot temper. Though I overlook a lot BUT when I spark, I spark to d finish.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Benzemma(m): 5:56pm On Apr 08
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?
well am such a quite person that sometimes I became worried that maybe am being weak. But the surprise thing to me is that I don't even react vigorously to what is done to me the way I do when it is done to someone related to me, like my siblings. It irritates me more when I see my loved ones been hurt than the way it irritates me if it was done to me. I remember one particular day I came back from work, I saw my sister face swollen I ask she told me that is their security man at her work place did it to her. I was boiling that night I did not sleep waiting to see when day will break. Thank God am on afternoon shift the next day at my work place. Without minding that my place of work is just opposite to my house, and where my sister is working, is on the same street with where am working. So on the next day, Haven made up my mind throughout the night that am going to give him his own burise, I went there with my sister the next day, when I got there my other sister was alreday there just as she was telling me to calm let their manager who is onyibo man settle the matter, because she told me the previous day that the manager said the security man will take her to hospital, I couldn't hold my anger immediately I sighted the security I grabbed him and we started fighting. Before I know what is happening the whole area was filled with housa okada riders cos the guy is a housa guy. When they finally separated us his face has already been disfigured. So walking down to our house, these housa people on seeing the face of the guy, they gathered in front of our house threatening to burn down the house. Before neighbor alerted the police, they came and took us to station. At the end we wrote statement and belled ourselves. From that day, we became friends. So am a very quiet guy but easily gets angry at what is done to a family member or friends. So been quite atimes is not been weak but a wise way of handling things.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by bigcee(m): 5:56pm On Apr 08
adaperry25:
It depends tho..mine is a peculiar story..im a quiet person and an introvert..when I joined a firm..my former boss saw in me the qualities I possesed and rated me high above the other staff who had stayed longer.im always focused and deliver good outputs.is don't have time for company gossips and politics.it brought toxicity and so much envy in the working environment.. they'll bring up different allegations against me but my boss could see through it that they were false even without asking me.
Long story short..my boss resigned and the next person took over..it was like hell was let loose on me as all the grievances they've had in their hearts..they poured it on me and talked the CEO into transferring me.. because I'm not a vocal person, I was transferred but I believe time would tell and the truth unearthed.
God is your strength. Remain strong!
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by HenryDion: 5:58pm On Apr 08
kalu61:
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 friends, you don't visit anybody and mind my business"

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

This explains me
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by MarvelousMe: 5:59pm On Apr 08
Quiet is weak!

I have a brother in this category, the things he tolerates and keeps quiet about makes those close to him boil but he’ll just say it’s better to maintain peace. We know it’s just the cowardice speaking...

On the very few occasions he manage to express displeasure about something and it lead to an altercation he always confessed it bothers him and he is unable to face the person he had issues with

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by bigcee(m): 6:01pm On Apr 08
tnerro1:
"One thing I know is quiet people don’t forgive easily, they can habour that hate for years just waiting for the opportunity to get back at you. They love revenge so much, that’s why they are the hit men in most cult groups"
Those are the trait of a Covert Narcissist....Not all quiet people are sardistic and vengeful.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Hisroyalbadmeat(m): 6:01pm On Apr 08
We no dey cap too much,we dey blow direct angry

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by LeopardX: 6:03pm On Apr 08
Godsein:
There is also a contradictory saying that goes "The loudest person in the room,is the weakest person in the room".
Good. Now imagine allowing a mentally, physically, spiritually and financially weak person to have a say in your life and influence your worldview all because you're quiet person and don't like to offend people.
It doesn't make any sense.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by tnerro1(m): 6:05pm On Apr 08
bigcee:

Those are the trait of a Covert Narcissist....Not all quiet people are sardistic and vengeful.

If you read from the beginning and not only the ending part, you will see I didn’t generalize. Half education is more dangerous than no education.........spits
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Emeka71(m): 6:09pm On Apr 08
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
Ibo babe.
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by mmsen: 6:10pm On Apr 08
Nigerians are ridiculously loud people but as a group what have they achieved? What is the state of the nation?

Now compare to the Japanese who are quiet people.

Look at the difference and tell me there is strength in being loud. Loudness is a sign of stupidity, a lack of awareness and self restraint.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by bigcee(m): 6:10pm On Apr 08
tnerro1:


If you read from the beginning and not only the ending part, you will see I didn’t generalize. Half education is more dangerous than no education.........spits
Did I harm you? sorry o!

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by ceejayluv(m): 6:13pm On Apr 08
To those that keep testing seemingly quiet people because you feel you're a bully or bold.. Just know that the society has changed. Fisticuffs are now regarded as a waste of time. With 50k or less one can get assassinated easily, no trace.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by tnerro1(m): 6:14pm On Apr 08
bigcee:

Did I harm you? sorry o!

No little one, just schooling you with no charges grin
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Emeka71(m): 6:14pm On Apr 08
No way.
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by OVikkytan49: 6:16pm On Apr 08
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 ...

That's not weakness, it's a sign of strength.
Most of the loud people are mentally weak.
I'm naturally a gentle guy but I'm far from being weak, I'm slow to anger and I don't take things seriously, I also see things differently which makes me a mystery among my friends.

Surprisingly, I'm the gentlest among my friends but the most energetic and strongestcheesy.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by fredoooooo: 6:16pm On Apr 08
The greatest weapon. You can observe and counter attack anything coming your way and you can also strike from any angle .

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Amarahly(f): 6:18pm On Apr 08
Emeka71:
Ibo babe.

Kee kwanu
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by bigcee(m): 6:24pm On Apr 08
Daniwak:
Even my new gf asked me last month if I can fight.
lwkmd grin grin grin
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by Daniwak: 6:29pm On Apr 08
bigcee:

lwkmd grin grin grin
you don see m na
Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by bigcee(m): 6:29pm On Apr 08
LeopardX:
Good. Now imagine allowing a mentally, physically, spiritually and financially weak person to have a say in your life and influence your worldview all because you're quiet person and don't like to offend people.
It doesn't make any sense.
Baba, I love this ur comment o. So on point.

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Re: Is Being Quiet A Sign Of Weakness by DamianBriel(m): 6:37pm On Apr 08
adaperry25:
It depends tho..mine is a peculiar story..im a quiet person and an introvert..when I joined a firm..my former boss saw in me the qualities I possesed and rated me high above the other staff who had stayed longer.im always focused and deliver good outputs.is don't have time for company gossips and politics.it brought toxicity and so much envy in the working environment.. they'll bring up different allegations against me but my boss could see through it that they were false even without asking me.
Long story short..my boss resigned and the next person took over..it was like hell was let loose on me as all the grievances they've had in their hearts..they poured it on me and talked the CEO into transferring me.. because I'm not a vocal person, I was transferred but I believe time would tell and the truth unearthed.


I see me in the character you portrayed here. You are stronger, bro. It's gon be fine.

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