Unless their plan is to silence you. Silence with dignity is one thing, silent sulking doesn’t solve anything. Also giving someone the silent treatment can be used by abusive people. Use your silence as wisely as you use words. ~ Sue Howard
Silence is the loudest scream.
I have family members on my mother’s side that get so bent out of shape because I choose not to converse with them. These people always need to be in the know and if I must converse with these people, it’s in as little words as possible. It kills these people when it don’t reveal or respond and keep straight faced as they scream, rant, belittle & berate and call nasty names my way. It just shows that some people get their biggest kicks in life by attempting to bully others because of status or situation. So my silence is because I choose not to give you the benefit or joy that you’re seeking to achieve at my or my family’s expense. ~ John Millett
If all you get is toxic behavior, why do you even put yourself in that situation? When people act like they’re better off without me, I say, “ok, as you wish” and go off looking for those who more likely desire my company. ~ Katey O’Brien Bailey
When all is said and it makes no difference, then sometimes, silence is the best way forward. Sometimes, certain people just do not listen and you run out of words to say. ~ Tabitha Coleman
People with good intentions will seek clarity and understanding. I tend to become silent when I sense I am being badgered. Healthy people seek to know you, not stalk or pick you apart. ~ Jennifer Lee
People who demand from you seem to have the agendas. So I have found, they accuse your silence of hiding, but really it’s their approach and they are not trustworthy. They are usually the ones hiding things. It’s actually a form of emotional abuse. Secure people seek to develop security and don’t demand or provoke. ~ Jennifer Lee