For the most part, I'm soft spoken. I try not to be (and usually am not when it comes to greeting people, or there's a reward involved, like a group interview where you do need to stand out, and speeches) and I'm not when I'm comfortable around others, but for the most part, I'm not. I would say a lot of my soft-spokenness came from attempting to spark conversation with others while I was at a time comfortable doing so, and then being shut down entirely because they thought I was weird or they were antisocial or whatever. It never made sense to me when I tried to create ice-breakers before a class would start, like 'Oh, that weather' or whatever, and people would just ignore or look away or sneer, like you're not supposed to talk or something. I notice now in my classes this semester it's not like that as much, but people say that when they meet me or barely know me, I'm the most quiet and shy soft spoken person they have ever met.