As a shy person, i don't like this whole negative association with being quieter than others. I'm just afraid of talking to people.
Most Helpful Guy
Being an introvert myself, I think we're just harder to get a read on than your typical extrovert. Plus, we don't need the company of others 24/7 -- I think some people kinda take offense to that.2
Most Helpful Girl
I've dealt with this issue in the past, it took me a long time to grow into the person I am today, and even now as an adult i am still quiet. I am reserved, and I'm okay with that.
I think people who are quiet, tend to be misunderstood a lot of the time. Others don't know you're naturally quiet, or that you prefer not to always be in the spot light of things. Being a quiet individual isn't an issue at all. I found, through past experiences of being a quiet highschool kid, that other students often thought i was angry or upset and thats why i wasn't talking. They didn't understand i'm quiet bec. i'm listening intently, or thinking about a whole bunch of stuff, or focusing on things. I take it thats probably why they get the hate, because it's hard to read quiet people.
But, no matter what, I hope you learn to appreciate these little traits about you that make you, you. Don't let someone pass judgement or let yourself get hurt by people's words. There will always be someone who has an issue, no matter what there's no pleasing everyone in the world. You have to please yourself, be you and be proud of who you are.1