I can go either of two ways.
I don’t talk, and people assume that I’m being stand offish and not taking part in any conversation. I am extremely shy, and always have been since I was a little girl. Or . . . I talk way too much, and ramble on about everything and anything. Then people could assume that I am taking control of the conversation, when I am feeling really nervous, and I am losing track of what I am trying to say.
I do tend to talk more when I know a person better, but I hope that they understand me better.
Being shy is a horrible thing, and it does take me a long time to trust someone.
That is part of being bullied, I get that. Although one thing I know for sure is that my friends are my true friends when I let them in.