For me, I am not very talkative. When I am at work, I enjoy peace and quiet and just focus my mind on the task at hand. But those around me will talk and talk and talk.. haha
How about you guys? The reason I am asking is because I noticed on Buddhist forums, we don't have many conversations, even in E-Sangha were there are more members, still the forums moves very slow. Not much going on. I get this impression that Buddhists prefer to read than speak. I might be wrong though.
I don't like talking at all either, so much so that people can take offense to it, thinking I'm shy, cold, unfriendly, or not human. I don't have a problem with new people or people in general, but I find small talk boring and a bit of a chore to come up with, even with family. I can feel awkward in situations with new people where they don't seem to know what to say and neither do I, and I don't feel obligated to make up nonsense to say, and neither do they, so we're simply quiet. Silence is peaceful.
However, that doesn't mean I never talk at all. Sometimes I do, if the topic strikes me. But I don't understand how some people can just chatter away all the time in person, on phones, on text messages, etc.. It seems like so much work and it doesn't interest me. On these forums too, I feel that there's so much unnecessary chatter and I often have to restrain myself from self-aggrandizing pontification. Instead, I try to be thoughtful and keep my posts to the point, so that instead of using this forum merely as a tool for entertaining myself, I consider how useful what I'm saying actually is. I do think that this sort of thing is a Buddhist ideal, with regards to "Right Speech". Whether most Buddhists actually follow it, I don't know.