I think, and I am grateful for it.
I don't always think and that has bitten me more times than I like to think about. But most of the time I mull stuff over before saying anything or I research a topic before having an opinion.
Generally speaking I think before I speak. This makes people fearful. They don't know what to do with someone who isn't talking over their words.
It's the silence which gets to them most, I think.
So many conversations these days are more opinion contests than anything else. There's no room in them for the person who likes to consider what was said.
Also, I am quiet by nature.
This also scares people.
The down side of this is I say what I think. If I'm not saying anything then one may logically conclude I am not thinking anything either.
That's fine with me.
It gives me more time to think, and for that, and the desire and ability to do it in the first place, I am grateful.