Challenges That Naturally Loud Women Face On A Daily Basis
Published in Nov 2018 / Updated in Aug 2021
It’s so hard to figure out what the world wants. If you’re a quiet woman, people think you’re boring and anti-social. If you’re naturally loud and energetic, most people think you’re high on something. Yep. Trust me. I’ve been there before. Whatever happened to consideration. Anyway, being loud as a woman has plenty of downsides and here are some of them:
Most people think we’re angry
C’mon, being loud doesn’t necessarily mean I’m angry. It’s just my fun way of expressing myself. Personally, I get bored with people who show no enthusiasm when they speak. I bring something fun and exciting to the table: my passion.
We can’t speak in a low tone
Who does low and where is the fun in that? Being loud brings out the excitement in every conversation. I’m sorry if you can’t stand us, but it’s just who we are.
It’s how we speak
Do you speak in a normal voice? Great. Well, we don’t. To us, normal is being passionate and letting everyone around us be a part of our conversation. Think of it as sharing.
Society expects us to keep it down, or shut up if necessary
Not everyone accepts us. As a matter of fact, from the time we were kids, being loud is referred to as ‘being noisy.’ With time we got used to it and accepted ourselves for who we are. No amount of hate can change us.
We’re a nuisance at the movies
Who can’t help laughing out loud at a funny scene in a movie or sharing how you feel about a character in the middle of the movie? Shushing us and giving us those rude stares don’t shut us up. They only give us the energy to continue.
We just can’t speak with a low voice
True story. Don’t think we’re putting up a show. It’s who we really are. Forcing me to speak in a “normal” voice is the worst punishment you can give me. I may try it, but I’ll slip back to my good old loud voice in no time.
Our laughs are twice as loud
If you’re offended by people who have no boundaries when it comes to laughing loudly, we’re not your favorite people. Covering our mouths and giggling isn’t our style.
Our presence is always felt- and heard
Call us attention seekers, pains in the ass, or whatever poison you wish. It doesn’t bother us one bit. When we show up at a party, everyone has to know about it. A party isn’t lit without some liveliness. That’s what we bring.
We intimidate the shy
Our personality drives us to socialize with everyone, including the shy, and their reaction to us is fascinating. I always wonder why they don’t share our joy and energy. All they do is nod as we speak with a frightened look on their faces.
We’re expected to have an inside voice
Can someone please tell me what an inside voice is? I can’t figure it out at all, no matter how hard I try. My loud personality can’t relate to it. I get a headache trying to understand what it is.