We’re often not the first to speak out loud, mostly voicing personal opinions in a group when asked. And when we do, sometimes we’re quick to undermine ourselves so that we don’t risk the chance of offending others or coming off as unintentionally cocky.
In the midst of all the self-doubt, we forget that talking isn’t really a strength—communication is.
Communication means clarity in your message, and tact in your delivery. It’s not about the quantity of words, but how the message gets understood by other people.
So no, having nothing to say isn’t to be looked down on, because simply talking for the sake of filling up silence doesn’t earn you any points in anyone’s books.
What’s worth more is allowing people to understand the things you say when you do, and how you make them feel about it.