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  • ...I SPEAK VERY LOUD!

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  • I speak at a MEDIUM volume.

    13 22.81%
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    I have always been on the quiet side, but not by conscious choice. I speak at what I would describe as my natural volume. So when people tell me to speak louder, I have to force myself to speak unnaturally, making my voice sound unpleasantly loud in my head, even somewhat drowning out my thought process. I think being usually rather soft-spoken, I achieve significally more impactful effects when I do raise my voice - to stop people from talking too loudly, for instance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I have always been on the quiet side, but by conscious choice. I speak at what I would describe as my natural volume. So when people tell me to speak louder, I have to force myself to speak unnaturally, making my voice sound unpleasantly loud in my head, even somewhat drowning out my thought process. I think being usually rather soft-spoken, I achieve significally more impactful effects when I do raise my voice - to stop people from talking too loudly, for instance.
    I think I developed my softer tone for the same reason.
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    No I don't and I don't like people who do.
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    I can't recall ever being told to speak up or to simmer down in an everyday environment.

    At a club or something? Gonna speak louder. Around some sleeping babies? Gonna speak more softly.

    Sometimes I have little to say, but what I do say isn't necessarily quiet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Qwan View Post
    i dunno if you are actually quieter, or if your mic input is quieter? I had shitty sound and my audio drivers kept failing i finally uninstalled and reinstalled them and now my computer is really loud. it's not important
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    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    i dunno if you are actually quieter, or if your mic input is quieter? I had shitty sound and my audio drivers kept failing i finally uninstalled and reinstalled them and now my computer is really loud. it's not important
    It was right next to my face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Qwan View Post
    It was right next to my face.
    yeah so was mine, but you aren't comprehending what i'm saying so was mine. and i had really shit sound not loud at all, if i turn my speakers past 30 % currently its too loud before i reinstalled the drivers i would have it a 100 and had trouble hearing the sound. and i don't have intermitten deafness. so you aren't factoring everything in. if you are great, I really don't care. there's no notability in having a quiet voice, i am often not heard in real life. and maybe my voice has gotten less quiet over time cuz i'm so frustrated with always repeating myself.
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    i dunno what else to say so

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    No middle range. Either yelling or mumbling. Used to cause trouble because it was too loud and heedless of the group dynamics. Now......I barely say anything anymore.

    If I ever NEED to butt in in order to accomplish a goal, I skyrocket in volume and suprise everyone. My anger scares people.




    Since I've quieted down, at least now there'll be fewer occasions I prove myself a fool, raising only suspicions instead.


    Quote Originally Posted by riva View Post
    I am beginning to notice that a lot of INFP women have grown up around majority-women environments, who are also coincidentally a bit dramaish.
    All the women I ever meet are mentally walled-in and ditto to INFPs. I'd like to see these women you describe.
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    Yes and no. It's in direct relation to how enthused I am on a topic. I can be soft-spoken if I am feeling shy or disinterested, and then I also come off as kind of flat and reserved. If I try to raise my voice then, it has an unnatural quality, lacking warmth, and it will register as angry or annoyed to others. So I don't try to "artificially" raise my voice. However, if I feel enthused and confident, then I can get loud and animated. Then it may be hard for me to lower my volume and speak softly.

    I don't have a soft voice, but I have a highpitched, girlish voice. I would say it's childlike, as children have loud squeaky voices, but they are not commanding. Unfortunately, that's what I think I sound like, and so I avoid talking really loudly because I think it gets shrill. If I have to scold loud kids in a class, then I hate how shrill my voice gets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riva View Post
    Lolz

    I am beginning to notice that a lot of INFP women have grown up around majority-women environments, who are also coincidentally a bit dramaish.
    That was my environment, and you had to talk over people to be heard and accept being talked over. I often did not do this, and it contributed to a sense of not being heard in a larger way. Instead of becoming like them, I tended to shy away from it as it frustrated me.

    However, having grown up in that, I know how to interject as an adult and may have to watch myself when I am enthused, as I may get loud and talk over people. But in most cases, I am not loud at all.

    As a side, I can't stand "sweet, soothing" voices in women. It sounds artificial to me and I want to tell them to grow a spine and find some passion and energy. Oddly, I find dry and robotic talking preferable to the soft, gentle tones some put on.
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