You’re better off keeping quiet and not saying too much. Once you open your mouth and start talking, people start sizing you up. The tough, quiet loner may not seem to be so tough anymore when he lets his guard down. They hear him talk and figure that they might be able to take advantage of him. I’ve always been pretty quiet myself. Of course when someone tells me that I’m quiet, I respond by saying I’m not quiet, it’s just everybody else is too loud.