Story and pictures by: Bianca Perugini
Tribune Staff Writer
A chance for the voice of our fellow quiet kids. You might like or dislike being the quiet kid, or you might feel like you should be heard. Well, you’re in luck, because we have gathered 14 responses of tips, stories, and information, from our great king students on being introverts. Several of the students of King Middle School took a survey about being quiet kids.
Introverts are people who prefer or feel more comfortable focusing mostly on their inner thoughts and ideas, rather than letting their minds wander off externally.This is why people believe that introverts are awesome listeners. About one-third to one-half of all of the people in the U.S. are introverts. One of the students that replied to the survey, thinks that being alone means peace. He believes it’s nice to be alone. His knowledge about being quiet, is that the person tends to always have a different side to themselves. Other introverts believe that being quiet means that the person listens more when other people are talking. Kailey Paquet says, “Rarely, but sometimes. This year I sat with my friends but last year, I sat alone, some days and I felt very sad. I would get into arguments with one of my friends and then I would end up sitting tables away from her.” Bonka John got in a fight with her friends, ending up with Bonka having nowhere to sit. She’s not a quiet kid, she just isn’t sure what to do at lunch, except eating. “Be happy and you will get friends, you just got to find your people,” said Nathaniel Lara. “I sit alone sometimes. When I sit alone, I feel very sad, and miss my friends. This only happened at the beginning of the year, but I was able to make a friend and sit with her at lunch, when I put myself out there.” said Lexa Jane.