Put a percentage on why you don't talk much

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Hodor
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24 May 2008, 5:59 pm

Um...If I had to put it into percentages:

95% not being able to think of a suitable topic for conversation.
3% not being able to think of anything suitable to say in the existing conversation.
1% thinking deeply about something else.
1% not in talking mode.

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20% would have to offer parrhesia (aspies should know this


Not me. Reveal, please. :)


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24 May 2008, 6:05 pm

99.9% don't need to talk



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24 May 2008, 6:49 pm

Hodor wrote:
Bradford wrote:
20% would have to offer parrhesia (aspies should know this


Not me. Reveal, please. :)


me neither... I wikipedia'd it though: it just means they have to be blunt.



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24 May 2008, 7:20 pm

80% because I have no clue what to say and how to say it in a logical, cohesive manner. I either talk in a stream-of-consciousness manner or pretty much nothing.

20% because I am afraid of sticking my foot in my mouth and emabarrassing myself. Happens every time.



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24 May 2008, 7:28 pm

Diogenes was sort of the Laozi of Greece
and founder of the Cynic school of philosophy.
He even told Alexander the Great where to stick it.
Parrhesia was his Virtü of Outspokenness, speaking
the unvarnished truth, bluntness, frankness, honesty.

Like when a woman comes home from the "beauty"
parlor with a dyke haircut and everybody is telling her
how cute she looks (and encouraging beauticians to
keep doing this). At best I'll say "It'll grow out" or
worse "you look like a guy with hormone problems."



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25 May 2008, 7:05 pm

40% it's difficult to concisely say what I mean
50% due to my anxiety
10% left for other factos bothering me at the time


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25 May 2008, 7:07 pm

20% secretiveness.
60% thinking of something clever to say for when I do say something.
20% total lack of interest.



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26 May 2008, 10:53 pm

AliasPseudonym wrote:
60% thinking of something clever to say for when I do say something.


I never thought of that one! I guess that's why i should keep my trap shut! :wink:



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26 May 2008, 11:01 pm

The only times I don't talk:
1. Someone has put a gag in my mouth.
2. I have laryngitis.
3. I'm too stressed out to form coherent sentences.
4. I'm in the middle of a meltdown and actually can't talk.

Other than that... watch out 'cause I'll use up the dictionary given half a chance!

Oh, and:

5. I'm interested in what you're saying. :) It does actually happen! (You can tell because sooner or later I'll ask you five or six questions in quick succession...)


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27 May 2008, 1:21 am

40% Don't know what to talk about/say
50% Just don't want to talk
10% Shy and/or anxious


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27 May 2008, 12:48 pm

70% Shyness.
20% Unable to think of anything to say.
10% Uninterested in what they have to say.