Different volumes of speech are associated with specific personality traits. Soft voices belong to those who are reserved and well-mannered. Loud talkers are perceived to be confident and outgoing.  

Do people subconsciously calibrate the volume of their voices to correspond with their personalities?

Or does it have to do with how sensitive one's ears are to sound? For instance, high aural sensitivity coupled with a soft voice.  

1 comment:

  1. The second question you pose is interesting. Perhaps one is a better listener because of their sensitivity to sound and therefore isn't as outgoing/loud.

    I feel like this could be tested using people with speech disorders and diseases that affect the volume of their voices.