Is talking a lot a sign of weakness?

There is a subtle difference between talking effectively and talking less. While talking effectively means to choose your words carefully so that you can best express your ideas in a precise and concise manner, speaking less doesn’t necessarily mean you are sending your message across clearly. In short, talk less doesn’t mean talk effectively, but to talk effectively means that you have to talk less.
“A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.”  —Winston S. Churchill
Talking a lot can be seen as talking ineffectively. That doesn’t mean a person who talks a lot is less intelligent or has nothing interesting to say. I know a lot of very intelligent and interesting people, but they are just not great conversationalists. Great knowledge, poor delivery. I don’t think that is a sign of weakness because I know that they are great individuals.
Knowledge brings the power with it. A person is said to be wise according to the way he delivers his knowledge to others. Speech or talk decides the strength of a person. At some extents, talkative people are more interested in seeking attention. 
Though talkative people are not weak but the people who talk less seems to be more powerful. I have seen talkative people who are always surrounded with friends. People prefer to spend time with talkative than that of less.
“For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.” ― Stephen Hawking
Who cares what they think about strengths and weaknesses. Keep talking and be happy.

Sanjeev Jikamade

Hello, I’m an experienced mobile developer and a Data Science enthusiast from Mumbai. I have special interest in exploring technological advancements and write about it in my blog. I love reading, mostly about biographies, self help, psychology. You can explore here some blog posts about my reading experiences mixed up with my thoughts about life. Happy Reading :)

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