EDIT: On second thought, the last version of this didn’t say anything new.
Being quieter is easier, you make less mistakes. But you might not learn as much, nearly as fast. The difference between the things I’m good at, and the things I’m not, is probably practice. I feel like I’m good at math, because I was never self-conscious about it. It was easy to get discouraged about writing, and art, because it’s too easy to compare your work, with masterpieces.