True, but sometimes it's better to just shut up and get on with things, and let the actions do the talking. I know it's difficult to filter yourself sometimes, but I'm learning to. You know? I used to be horrible at it, but I'm slowly getting better. I used to be blunt to the point of no return. I used to let it all out. I still do, and am honest about it, but when I have to. You have to get worked up over the right things at the right time for them to work, I find. If you get too overzealous at the wrong time with the wrong people, you look stupid. Right time, right people, you look untouchable.
But I get you. I really do. I still find myself there sometimes.
Shit, I forgot to chime in to this discussion.
I don't hold too many strong opinions. But sometimes I'll ask questions to suggest that there's a glaring error. May as well have the other person think about something rather than stonewall you, y'know? And if I'm wrong, hey, I'll probably get a good face-value answer to the question.
But when someone is being antagonized or cornered or treated unfairly or what have you, that's where, if for some reason I need to be quiet, I am driven fucking insane. But when I don't need to be, I rarely hold back.
It's cool when you say or demonstrate something that's on a lot of folks' minds -- whether through direct statement or through walking out -- and free them up to say what they want to say as well.
J. Scott Crothers
Founder, Truthtology, est. 1952
Prophet and Channel, God Almighty
Author, the Holy scripture Elevenetics
"Just as jet fuel cannot melt steel beams, so too cannot the unshakeable pillars of Truthtology ever be shaken, whether by man, nature, or evidence."
Ugh yes definitely an extroversion thing. I know this feel.
I also have a very active filter, so keeping my mouth shut isn't usually that much of a problem. But in order to stay quiet, I have to dig myself into a quasi-introversion hole -- and my problem is usually getting myself back out of that hole. If I don't, I sit and silently fume and make other (perceptive) people uncomfortable without realizing it.