The Strong Silent Hype is a play on the strong silent type, which (as I’m sure you know) is a complimentary way of describing a person who is naturally quiet, but who also exudes a strength in his (or her) quietude.
In some cases, naturally quiet folks might also identify as introverts. While historically introversion has been seen as a personality type contained by a shell of inhibition and shyness – one that a person ought to “break free” from – in recent years introversion has taken on a new face.
It’s now cool to be an introvert.
And that’s what I’m all hyped up about! For many years I thought that my naturally quiet personality was something to be overcome, something that was holding me back, and something that I should “just snap out of.”
But if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s this:
There isn’t just one way of being loud – there are many.
And that’s what the Strong Silent Hype is all about.