Women are known to talk a lot, and at the top of their voices. Granted, there are those who don't speak as loudly. People often assume high-pitched women to be happier, but is it true that we are better off than our quieter counterparts? I should confess that we aren't always happy. We have our share of problems to deal with for our talkative nature. Here they are.
1. People mistake our voices for agitation.
We find it hard to participate in heated discussions without people thinking we are being emotional. They expect us to argue calmly, which we can't.
2. We've been hushed all our lives.
Throughout our lives, we are forever singled out and told to keep our voice down. When we were babies, our mothers would frown at us for the noise in the living room. We went to school, and it was the same with our teachers. Later, in the workplace, our colleagues and superiors aren't happy with our talkativeness.
3. People think we don't care.
Yes, I used a high voice to express my opinion and even followed it up with several other words. But that doesn't mean I'm indifferent. It's my natural way of speaking.
4. We have never experienced our inside voices.
What even is an inside voice? We voice out our thoughts even before we get a chance to listen to them as the inside voice. Do we even have to talk in hushed tones?
5. Hushed voice? Not us.
We continuously forget to keep our voices down, even when we are required to do so. It often makes people angry with us, but that's our nature, isn't it?
6. We sulk for being told off.
Because we know that our high voice is natural, we get upset about being hushed. So, next time you find us absorbed in some loud music, don't blame us. We are trying to cool off.
7. We get noticed; for the bad things.
We arrive at functions and say hello to our friends. Unfortunately, we say it too loudly, and everyone turns to glance at that noisy woman who also came late.
8. Neighbors and bedrooms.
We use our high voices everywhere, even in the bedroom. If we happen to be neighbors with the quiet people, they dare to tell us to lower our voices.
9. We break the rules at movie theaters.
Anyone can get excited by a scene and react by either laughing or saying something about it. However, we go overboard when we do it. We laugh or comment rather too loudly. As a result, we are always reminded of our disturbance.
10. I'm not shouting.
I might be speaking at what you call the top of my voice, but just because you find my voice higher than yours doesn't mean I'm shouting. It's the normal me.
11. We keep no secrets in our conversations.
If we are chatting public, you might do yourself some good to not introduce a secret. We will talk about it loudly, and the people nearby will hear. We have become used to it as not to care, though.
12. We laugh rather loudly.
We understand how torturous our hearty laughs are, but can we help it? Maybe we should just apologize for the torture and ask people to let us be.
13. We feel uneasy.
Don't think that we are unkind when we shout during conversations. We are fully aware of the problem and feel sorry about it. Don't reprimand us too often. It makes us think we are awful.
14. Reserved people tend to avoid us.
Because of our seemingly rude behavior, shy people don't like us. They think we are too much to handle or, should I say they feel terrorized by our loud voices?
15. Sorry, we expect you to be loud like us.
Every time people speak to us softly, we often ask them to raise their voices. We naturally expect other people to talk like us. It isn't our fault. It could be that we compare ourselves to them too much.
16. People feel terrified when we talk.
We shout, and literary make people take cover, but we mean no harm. We would be happy to lower our voice if we could. Otherwise, just bear with us.
17. We struggle to lower our voices.
Maybe you think we shout intentionally? Believe me, we would want so much to hush our voices. But that would require us to try too hard every time. Can we afford that?