I definitely thought it did most my life.
Disappointments are tough. Wanting people to take you seriously and respect you can lead to feeling inadequate and wondering why you weren’t good enough.
So my quiet voiceless persona turned inward as well.
I couldn’t want anything too badly or go after anything too extensively.
But I don’t agree with that anymore.
Not wanting anything means you have no drive. It’s great to go with the flow and all but you got to at least want a direction.
I think I know now that the more you want, the more you go after, and the more active you are in your life.
Voiceless is not the way to live.