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Re: Are you a quiet person? Are most writers quiet?

Post by eastandalchemy » 05 Jun 2019, 13:11

I had a lot of extroverted-type jobs before becoming a full-time writer. I have no idea how I lasted so long in the corporate world because I am an introvert to the core! I feel that the quiet ones are often the most observant, which would make perfect sense that writers fall into that category. I've also noticed that many writers, myself included, shy away from small talk but could sit and discuss books, theory, and certain subjects for hours when in the right company.

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Post by Heatholt » 08 Jul 2019, 11:06

I am a person who thinks deeply, is constantly observing my surrounds and keeping notes for my writing. However, I am not a quiet person. I am loud and funny and love to make people laugh. So i have to disagree that writers are all quiet. I am definitely an exception to this.
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Post by clint_csperry-org » 08 Jul 2019, 11:24

I can be a quiet person. Though I tend to thrive better when I am out there doing something with others. My wife and I have volunteered as interpretive hosts at the state parks here in Oregon, we have also volunteered at the Hatfield Science Center in Newport. I realize that when I have spent an afternoon introducing people, mostly children to the marine life that lives off our coast, I seem to have a strong sense of satisfaction. When I am actively writing however, I prefer to keep my head down and focus on the story that is developing on the screen or page in front of me. That too is an adventure that keeps me satisfied. So, to answer the question above I guess my response would have to be ... sometimes. As for others, I do not know.

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Post by Inkroverts » 28 Sep 2019, 20:15

It's stereotypical that writers are introverted and think by themselves a lot.
I'm a quiet person and I've yet to find someone who breaks this stereotype haha.

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Post by DrequaB_1 » 07 Oct 2019, 13:06

Yes. I am quite around strangers and even towards my family sometimes. I don't know how to use this website. Can someone please help me?

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Post by Ericq7 » 09 Oct 2019, 12:06

Yes I am quite and keep to myself all the time.

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