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Quiet Voices
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Posted 10/18/15
As a person with a naturally really quiet voice it's kind of annoying. For instance when ordering food you have to repeat your order a couple times and to be heard I have to speak in a way that feels like yelling to me even though I doubt it's actually loud. The fact i'm super shy makes it worse because of how awkward I am around people So my questions for you fellow crunchyrollers is 1. Do you have a quiet voice?, and 2. If you don't, how do you think it would affect you if you did? Also if I came off as kind of selfish due to the opening statements, sorry I'm not trying to. I'm just curious
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Posted 10/18/15
I find it especially annoying to get my voice through in loud rooms lol.
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25 / F / Minnesota
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Posted 10/18/15
I have a quiet voice and I'm really very shy. I often have to raise my voice to the point that I feel like I'm yelling or just end up having to repeat myself a lot for people to hear or understand me.
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Posted 10/18/15 , edited 10/18/15
I have a really quiet voice, even when I'm trying to shout. What makes it super annoying for the others is that I always forget how quiet my voice is so I don't raise my voice enough for the others to actually hear me properly. I remember when I had an exam in my English discussion class (because Finns are so bad at small talk that we have optional courses for it). I had to speak English for 15 minutes with my partner about random subjects that we were given. I was on a roll in it and thought I did really well. Then my teacher gave feedback: "You maintained a really good discussion...buuuuuuuuut I could barely hear you so you'll just get ok/10." I've hated my quiet voice after that disaster.
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19 / F / Germany
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Posted 10/18/15
I do, which means I have to repeat myself often. I also don't like my voice, so I try not to scream or be loud when I don't have to. Whenever someone is talking to both me and another person, it's the other person they will turn to.
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21 / M / North Pole
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Posted 10/18/15
I do have a quiet voice and S.A.D when around many people so I feel ya' lol.
Posted 10/18/15
I have a quiet, low pitched voice and it usually doesn't show a lot of emotion.
I can't seem to find a middle ground so If I have to raise my voice, I sound angry.
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17 / M / The Village Hidde...
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Posted 10/18/15
1. Nah I have a relatively deep voice.
2. I don't think it would affect me very much. Other than having to raise my voice more so than just talking normally it wouldn't bother me at all. I suppose it wouldn't affect me because I'm not really a shy person. I've seen shy people and their often just plain weird and unresponsive. I'm not saying you are or that's how it is for everybody but they generally just stay quiet the whole day. Literally. It's a shock when they talk. I've tried to talk to them but they just sit there not uttering a word. Very weird.
Posted 10/18/15 , edited 10/18/15
I've got a quiet voice. I hate being loud and yet someone always wants me to yell so they can hear me.
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23 / M / Michigan
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Posted 10/18/15
I find myself using a lot of hand motions and facial expressions to help me get the message across sometimes. Even if i have to shout my voice just seems to blend in with surrounding noises. If someone still can't hear me after shouting I'm just like -_- and have to walk right up to them lol.
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28 / M
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Posted 10/18/15 , edited 10/18/15
I'm fairly quiet and my voice is also deep. I went through a period of time when it was very hard to stop myself from mumbling.

I still think it's exhausting to talk out loud for an extended period of time and always listen more than I speak. I'm physically tired after 4 or 5 minutes of talking and don't understand how people can do 30-minute speeches and talk loudly all the time. I don't remember the last time I yelled or raised my voice. Pretty sure my vocal cords are weak compared to those of loud, constant talkers. Maybe my vocal muscles are a bit atrophied.

Currently, I'm trying to fix this by reading out loud when doing my leisure reading but this slows down my reading speed greatly and it's annoying (and I read at home most of the time so I can't be loud in the first place). I do think working a hospitality/customer service job helped me a little, as did law school cold calls during class but I'll keep on trying to train my vocal cords.

The only times I can speak freely are when I'm on something. I don't feel the tiredness in my throat when I have a few drinks, for instance, but I've gotten up the next morning with a sore throat from talking too much even though nobody else had any problems and they uttered just as much garbage as I did.
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Posted 10/18/15
In normal conversation I have a quiet voice.

I have learned how to make myself heard when needed.
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I actually had a teacher complain about this in high school. We had a private conversation about my voice being too quiet and how I should try to talk louder. Sort of stupid but as a result I have learned to talk louder and articulate clearly when I want someone to hear and understand me.
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30 / M
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Posted 10/18/15
I grew out of it, after over 9000 "aye sir!"s screamed at the top of my lungs.

Being serious... except for the fact that I don't know the exact number. haha
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27 / F
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Posted 10/18/15
I'm kind of stuck in the middle. Sometimes I'm totally fine getting my point across, but other times, I have to repeat myself. I kind of blame it on my Dad. No matter where or who he is talking to, it sounds like he's shouting (even on the phone ). I used to get very embarrassed being around him as a kid way back when because my dad does not have an 'indoor voice', so I've been trying to control the volume of my voice depending on the situation. This just made me 'voice self-conscious' so sometimes, people can't hear me when I speak.

My problem is not as prevalent as before, but it's still there. lol
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