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Old 07-20-2013, 07:30 AM
Status: "contentiousness is an art form." (set 7 days ago)
 
Location: in the miseries
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I find I say things that would never have left my lips
when I was younger. I am not tolerant of what I
consider stupid acts. When I can see the outcome
of an inconsiderate act, I often butt in. Much to
my dismay.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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Same here. I'm surprised at the stuff that comes out of my mouth sometimes!
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:27 AM
 
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Actually, I have become less likely to be outspoken - except in what I judge to be a case of immediate danger or a reasoned required comment.

For the most part, people have to learn for themselves - there are laws of nature

that said I am an extravert so sometimes it almost hurts not to blurt out whatever is marching through my mind at the moment.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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Ironically, I've always been outspoken ... and find myself growing less so, as I get older. Perhaps the mellowing process of growing older moves us all closer to the center.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I have always been outspoken, ever since childhood. (I know most of you will find that hard to believe, inasmuch as I am so shy and retiring here on City-Data).

I am now able to curb somewhat my tendancy to share whatever I am thinking. It's sort of a mellowing and self-control that has come with age. This does not mean I have changed completely; I am still outspoken, just not quite as much.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:15 AM
 
Location: East valley
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I am definitely more outspoken and have to consciously "think before I speak" otherwise I could seriously start many disagreements with others. I guess I have always been that way, especially at jobs, so that's why I got fired a couple times. LOL
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: it depends
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I am more definite (more outspoken) about some things I believe, but more conscious of shades of grey in many other topics. So I am more outspoken about things that seem to be fundamental truths, and more tolerant (quieter) about everything else.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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I am not more outspoken in my golden years. Due to the way things are in this world I just keep my mouth shut because you never know how people will respond!!!
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Santaluz - San Diego, CA
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I have always been outspoken since I was a kid. Never shy, never afraid of confrontation either. I always try to be objective but been passionate about telling another person if I feel they are wrong. It hasn't changed as I've gotten older and not getting worse.

I think if you are shy most times you will always be a bit shy and if you are outspoken you always will be.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: SW MO Aux Arcs
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Ironically, I've always been outspoken ... and find myself growing less so, as I get older. Perhaps the mellowing process of growing older moves us all closer to the center.
Me as well.
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