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5 Problems of Being a Loud Person

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BC chapter.

Not only do I lack a filter in 95% of my daily life, but I also have no concept of an “inside voice.” The thought of being quiet or lowering my voice just seems like a dull way to go through life. However, because of my louder tendencies, I’ve come across some struggles. I’m sure every other “deafening” person can relate.

1. Gossiping Isn’t Your Strong Suit

When your friends tell you something at lunch, let’s say, you can’t help but repeat what they said at five times the volume. So, not many secrets are told to you in public. You get too excited.

2. The Girl Who Cried “OH MY GOD!”

Because you usually have “expressive” reactions, people have given up on trying to decipher the seriousness of the situation. You yell or scream if you saw something hilarious on Twitter, or if a car almost hit you. One in the same, right?

3. Campus-Wide Greetings

When you say hi to your friends on campus, you usually end up saying hi to everyone in the quad indirectly. You can’t help it if everyone gets a “hello” from you.

4. Lonely in the Library

Your friends won’t sit with you in the library due to all the death stares you get when you “whisper.” As if the library is a place for total silence, like come on. 

5. “I’m not yelling at you!”

People have a tendency to think you’re yelling at them when that’s really just your voice. Then, you’ll get in an argument about how you’re not yelling at someone, but then you end up actually yelling at him or her because they think you’re yelling at them. Vicious cycle.

Although being loud does have its drawbacks sometimes, the bright side is that you’ll never be asked to “speak up.” Or invited to a silent auction. Or anything else where silence is required. But why would you want to go anyway? Silence is for squares.







Born and raised in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Kelly is a Senior at Boston College studying Communications and Marketing. She loves the fashion and beauty industries. She's had lots of experience with women and their tastes, given her all-girls high school background. At BC, she's involved in Strong Women Strong Girls, Student Admissions Program, and is an account management intern for Hill Holliday . When she catches a break, Kelly spends an obscene amount of time on Buzzfeed, rewatching Breaking Bad on Netflix, and attempting to workout.
I am a Political Science major and Women's and Gender Studies minor at Boston College. I am an RA on campus and am involved in the Student Admissions Program. Since I am from Florida, I can legitimately say that I love long walks on the beach. I also love getting lost in a world fabricated by a novel, there is honestly nothing better.