Often we pay the most attention to those with the loudest voices and the most to say. When this happens, we often underestimate the power of the quiet ones.

At any event or gathering of people, maybe a party or a business meeting, there will be those whotalk loudly and demand attention.

These extroverts have lots of great ideas, are socially adept and draw others to them like moths to a flame. At that same party or business meeting, there will often be a quiet one.

This is the person says little but listens a lot. If you carefully observe them, you may see that he or she is taking everything in. When they finally speak, the rest of the group are often amazed by the power of the ideas that the quiet one shares.

There is nothing wrong with either of these types of people. We need both the outgoing extroverts and the quieter, more introverted people to make society work.

The problem is, that in our current society, we pay the most attention to those who make the most noise. And this is a mistake. By doing this, we miss out on the amazing ideas and insights of the quiet one in the room.

It is often assumed that quiet people have little to say, or that they are socially awkward. People often assume they don’t have any kind of insight. Some people may even decide they lack intelligence. People may also assume that quiet people are weak, submissive and passive. None of these things are true.

Quiet people are often strong, creative, intuitive and brilliant. We shouldn’t assume that just because they are quiet they will put up with bad behavior either. The quiet ones usually watch and listen and when they have all the information they need, they act. So watch out that you don’t upset the quiet one – you could be in for a shock.

So, if you see someone who is quiet, and doesn’t really talk much, don’t be too quick to assume that they are shy or just awkward, because they actually arent, and you will definitely be surprised as to what they have been observing all that time