In social situations, I am a very quiet person. If I open my mouth to say something, than that general means I’ve thought hard about it and feel that it is important to share. (This doesn’t apply when I’m talking to quanta or my parents. I’m still quiet, but I say any old thing that pops into my head.) I get so very annoyed when I final try to say something and everyone keeps talking over me. It seems so unfair.
Yesterday morning I attended a meeting for the contract work that I am doing. This was the first real business meeting I had ever been too, and it was awful. In seven hours, we made almost no headway. This was another situation where I felt like I hardly got a chance to say anything. I wish I knew how I could make myself heard, not just in business meetings but in all social situations.