Hazrath Ali (R.A) Said, “excess of silence creates awe.” There are many benefits of being silent and practicing complete silence makes you wise but there are some disadvantages too of being silent all the time.
Before discussing the disadvantages of silence let me tell you about 4 major and big benefits of silence.
1- Silence unites you with Allah
2- Silence decreases your stress and helps you in becoming a wiser person.
3- Silence helps you in becoming a successful person
4- Silence allow you to concentrate properly on your goals.
Now here is a list of 6 disadvantages of being silent.
1- People will not make you friend:
Do you know why? because people love to share their thoughts and feelings and love to gossip and if you be silent and just listen to them without reciprocating and responding to them or talking about anything then they will feel bored in your company and depart. And if you do not speak up then they will try a hard time understanding and knowing you and what is unknown is always scary and irritating for people they will try their best to avoid you.
2- People start taking you for granted and will only use you for their mean purposes:
If you do not speak and talk people will take you lightly and even take your services for granted, in general people will not value you and will only use you for their own benefit because a silent person is most commonly a good person.
3- People will start controlling and dominating you:
People start treating you badly, offend you and insult you or make fun of you because they have confidence, and they know that you will not take any defense.
4- Some people will take you as a proud person:
It happened many times with me when I did not speak to people at social gatherings and parties people took me as a proud person who is proud of her degrees and education.
5- Some people will take you as a shy person who is an extra-ordinary introvert:
Some people try to be compassionate they think that you have a personality problem and you are an ignorant and introverted person who faces social anxiety and could not speak up for yourself.
6- People will not come to know your pain and problem:
When you do not tell others about the problem from which you are suffering or do not tell them about your pains then they will throw extra demands on you and do not understand you. Unless and until you speak up they do not come to know you.
It`s all about using your tongue properly at the correct time and it is an art to use your tongue in a correct manner and refrain yourself from speaking when it is not required. It means you must only be silent when necessary and speak up when it is needed. Try to avoid loose talk and speaking unnecessarily because it will invite problems in your life.